Flinders Closing the Gap Program
This program is an adaptation of the Flinders CCM Program and has been developed to improve the health outcomes of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living with, or at risk of developing chronic conditions, by empowering them to manage their health and well-being. Health practitioners can play a vital role in developing the self-management capacity of the people they work with.
For nearly two decades the Flinders Program team has delivered training in chronic condition management and risk factor management, based on the underlying principles of self-management. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people across Australia have contributed to the development and refinement of the program to meet the cultural needs of their communities, many of whom continue to inform the development of resources and are involved in the delivery of training.