Healthy Ageing Hubs pilot program

Brisbane South PHN is developing a Healthy Ageing Hubs Pilot to allow community organisations to respond to community needs by enhancing access to age-relevant health information, in settings that are culturally and age appropriate; leading to an increase in health literacy and access to services for older persons in the Brisbane south region.

Healthy ageing hubs will be piloted in settings that older people regularly access in their communities, as older people commonly access information about ageing, dying and grief via community groups/organisations and community members (friends, families, neighbours etc).

Community organisations and centres are well placed to link people to health and aged care services and provide a safe and supportive environment where information, challenges and advice can be shared. Community champions will be supported with appropriate training to ensure that they can effectively support ongoing connection between the community and services such as general practices and My Aged Care.

Brisbane South PHN is seeking to partner with up to five community organisations to design, deliver and evaluate a Healthy Ageing Hub within their community organisation.

This is a 6-month pilot project that aims to test the project concept, capture learnings and demonstrate effectiveness with a view for future funding once effectiveness has been established.

To apply for this Expression of Interest (EOI), please register your organisation with TenderLink so you will have the opportunity to access the relevant EOI documentation and respond if appropriate. You can access Brisbane South PHN’s site by following this link.

You may then register your organisation through the ‘Registration’ tab at the top of that page.

Applications close Friday 18 December 2020 at 3 pm AEST.