Outreach Funding Programs

TAZREACH

Outreach Funding Programs

The outreach funding programs administered by TAZREACH each have specific aims and service priorities. Eligibility of service locations under each program are determined by the programs' Service Delivery Standards using the Modified Monash (MM) Model.

Current outreach programs administered by TAZREACH are as follows:

Bass Strait Islands Agreement (BSIA)

The aim of the BSIA is to support primary health services to the Bass Strait Islands.

The objectives of the BSIA are to:

  • Enhance primary health services to the Bass Strait Islands
  • Broaden the range and choice of health services available
  • Support the provision of emergency critical care advice to clinicians during aeromedical evacuations within Tasmania
  • Provide a range of support services for upskilling, credentialing and training to health professionals working on the Bass Strait Islands.

Services under the BSIA are only available on Cape Barren Island, Flinders Island and King Island.

The current funding agreement finishes on 30 June 2022.

Rural Health Outreach Fund (RHOF)

The aim of the RHOF is to improve health outcomes for people living in rural, remote and regional locations by supporting the delivery of outreach services by nurses, midwives, allied health professionals, medical specialists and multi-disciplinary teams.

The four priority areas of the RHOF are:

  • Mental Health
  • Maternity and Paediatric Health
  • Eye Health
  • Chronic Disease Management

Services under the RHOF are eligible in MM 3-7 locations and are administered using the RHOF Service Delivery Standards.

The current funding agreement for the RHOF finishes on 30 June 2024.

Medical Outreach Indigenous Chronic Disease Program (MOICDP)

The aim of the MOICDP is to increase access to a range of health services, including expanding primary health for indigenous people in the treatment and management of chronic diseases.

The MOICDP funding prioritises services that target:

  • Diabetes
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Chronic respiratory disease
  • Chronic renal (kidney) disease
  • Cancer
  • Mental Health

Services under the MOICDP are eligible in MM 1-7 locations and are administered using the Indigenous Australians' Health Programme (IAHP) Service Delivery Standards.

The current funding agreement for the MOICDP finishes on 30 June 2024.

Healthy Ears; Better Hearing, Better Listening (HEBHBL)

The aim of the HEBHBL program is to provide audiology outreach services for Indigenous children aged 0-21 years and reduce the number of people suffering avoidable hearing loss, and improve the coordination of hearing healthcare.

Due to the limited funding available, TAZREACH is unable to access expressions of interest for services under the HEBHBL.

Services under the HEBHBL are eligible in MM 2-7 locations and are administered using the IAHP Service Delivery Standards.

The current funding agreement for the HEBHBL finishes on 30 June 2022.

Visiting Optometrists Scheme (VOS)

The aim of the VOS is to support optometrists and optical dispensers to provide visiting optometry services to rural and remote areas of Tasmania, including to Aboriginal organisations.

Optometry services provided include:

  • Eye health screening
  • Vision testing
  • Optical dispensary; and
  • Referral to other eye health specialists

Services under the VOS are eligible in MM 2-7 locations and are administered using the IAHP Service Delivery Standards.

The current funding agreement for the VOS finishes on 30 June 2024.

Coordination of Indigenous Eye Health

TAZREACH also administers the Coordination of Indigenous Eye Health program.

The objective of the Coordination of Indigenous Eye Health program is to improve access to eye care services for Indigenous people through improved coordination of services and improved linkages between Aboriginal organisations and the range of services available.

This program is not related to outreach service provision and as such TAZREACH is unable to accept expressions of interest for funding under this schemes.

The current funding agreement for the Coordination of Indigenous Eye Health finishes on 30 June 2022.

Community Health and Hospitals Program (CHHP)

The CHHP is a new time-limited program that is the result of a Federal election announcement in 2019 and will be administered by the TAZREACH office.

The CHHP will be available to support activities in the North and North West of Tasmania. While there are currently no details available as to the scope or key priorities of the CHHP, the completion of the TAZREACH Needs Assessment and extensive community consultation will inform the direction of the program.

Please continue to watch this space and review the TAZREACH newsletters on the Resources & Latest News page for information.

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If you would like further information about any of these programs, please contact TAZREACH