Self Management

ICDM Workforce Capacity Building

The INW PCP supports Integrated Chronic Disease Management (ICDM) workforce capacity building through a number of activities. These activities include:

Self-Management Network

The Self-Management Network provides opportunities for health professionals to share self-management practices and innovations, network, collaborate and share relevant service information. The network is based on the Wagner Model of Chronic Care.

Dates for 2017 forums

Mental Health will be the ongoing theme for the three forums in 2017. Flyer

  • Monday 1st May – Part 1: service systems for mental health and dual diagnosis
  • Monday 7st August – Part 2: Models of care and the self-management approach
  • Monday 13th November – Part 3: Interactive case studies

Register for forums online:  Register

Who Can Attend? Any clinician or manager interested in developing skills and knowledge of the self-management approach, working in a health and community organisations in the west and inner north west of Melbourne.

Why Come Along?

  • Network with other health professionals interested in self-management approaches
  • Share practices, innovations and tips
  • Participate in professional development.

Evaluation 2016

The network working group conducted an evaluation of the forums in 2016. The evaluation demonstrates the network is highly valued by the members, providing meaningful opportunities to develop self-management skills and knowledge. Read the Evaluation Report for more details.

More information: The meetings are coordinated and facilitated by a working group which is supported by HealthWest and Inner North West Primary Care Partnerships. The Terms of Reference are currently being revised and will be available soon.

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Emily Buchanan, Ph: 9389 2263,

Tanya Sofra, HealthWest, Ph: 9248 9659,


ICDM Projects

A number of current INW PCP partnership projects and initiatives seek to build workforce capacity in ICDM, including Assessment of Chronic Illness Care workshops and a number of Care Pathway projects for priority chronic conditions.

Self Management Support Skills Training Workshops

A number of workshops have been coordinated by the INW PCP for local service providers, such as Health Change Australia’s Core Training.

Contact: Project Coordinator