Most recent update information on the Coordinated Veterans’ Care (CVC) Program
You are invited to attend a workshop to review how your existing care planning meets the CVC Program requirements and practise using the Flinders Program™ care planning tools.
You will also have the opportunity to extend your local primary health care network.
The workshop provides an introduction to the Coordinated Veterans' Care (CVC) Program. The workshop is fully funded by the Department of Veterans' Affairs and includes a guided opportunity to practice with a volunteer using the Flinders Program™ care planning tools. For the best workshop outcomes, create a user account and view Module Two first. You can do this at www.cvcprogram.net.au.
Where will the workshops be held?
The workshops are offered in areas with large populations of veterans eligible for the CVC Program. There will be a rolling program of workshops through to early 2014. Attendance at the workshop is optional.
All CVC Program education and training is available online at http://www.cvcprogram.net.au/ or by requesting the DVD version. Modules One and Two are also available in hardcopy versions.
When do the workshops begin and how can I register? Go to http://www.flinders.edu.au/medicine/sites/fhbhru/dvacvc/workshops/workshops.cfm and click on your state in the top right hand corner of the page to register. Phone 1800 652 357 or email CVCProgram@flinders.edu.au for further information.
Background on the Coordinated Veterans’ Care (CVC) Program
The ANF is represented on the oversighting committee for the implementation of the Department of Veterans’ Affairs Coordinated Veterans’ Care (CVC) Program.
The Coordinated Veterans’ Care (CVC) Program is a positive step to improve the wellbeing and quality of care for chronically ill Gold Card holders.
The program will pay General Practitioners and nursing providers to coordinate care for Gold Card holders who are at risk of hospitalisation.
Commencing in 2011, the CVC program is funded through policy which aims to reduce the unnecessary hospitalisations of chronically ill DVA Gold Card holders.
The program pays General Practitioners and nursing providers (either in the general practice or community care) to coordinate care for Gold Card holders who are at risk of hospitalisation.
Through improved community based care, the program is intended to improve the health of participants by:
- providing ongoing planned and coordinated care from the GP and general practice nurse or community nurse,
- educating and empowering participants to self-manage their conditions, and
- encouraging the most socially isolated to participate in community activities.
Further information can be found on the Department of Veterans’ Affairs website at: http://www.dva.gov.au/health_and_wellbeing/health_programs/cvc/Pages/default.aspx