Preventive Health

Prevention can be defined as “action to reduce or eliminate or reduce the onset, causes, complications or recurrence of disease” (AIHW, Australia’s Health 2004). The concept of prevention is characterised by activities that are designed to reduce or to minimise the likelihood that harm if it does occur. Prevention is an essential component of many aspects of public health policy (crime prevention, road safety), which contributes to health. Prevention can be categorised into primary, secondary or tertiary prevention. 

Health Literacy

Health literacy can be defined as ‘the degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process and understand basic health information needed to make appropriate health decisions’. Health literacy has been directly and indirectly linked to poor health outcomes, poor understanding of health information (verbal and written), less engagement in healthy lifestyles, poor knowledge of chronic disease and decreased self-management skills.

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Health Assessment

The aim of health assessment is to help ensure that people receive primary health care matched to their needs, by encouraging early detection, diagnosis and intervention for common, treatable conditions that cause morbidity and early mortality. 

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Chronic Diseases Prevention

Guidelines and local programs are available for addressing lifestyle risk factors, such as controlling body weight, eating nutritious foods, avoiding tobacco use, and increasing physical activity.

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Rockdale Women's Health Service

Rockdale Women's Health Service comes to your practice in 2017

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Cancer Screening and Prevention

 

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GP Exercise Referral Scheme (GPERS)

The GP Exercise Referral Scheme (GPERS) is specifically designed for people referred by a GP or Health Professional to prevent or manage certain medical conditions.

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Diabetes prevention

There is strong evidence from randomised controlled trials that type 2 diabetes is preventable or can be delayed with lifestyle modification interventions that improve diet, increase physical activity and reduce body weight / waist circumference in people with a diagnosed risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

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