beyond chronic illness
12 years of action research to improve daily care.
FM Australia facilitates best practice information and resources.
Skills that enable you to live well and limit the effect of your condition.
Information about our education and networking groups.
Background to the service delivery model and our current work.
Papers published in SA to inform the 1 person in 5 who is affected by MCS.
Describes training pathways to facilitate work re-entry programmes.
Trained peer workers partner with you to achieve health goals.
CPCN is a network of South Australian pain groups.
Ways you can help.
Bridges and Pathways Institute Inc is a not-for-profit organisation established in 1999 with the aim of improving health outcomes for Australians living with complex chronic conditions.
The Institute's work is aligned with the current reforms to Australian Health Care Services (National and State).
Bridges and Pathways' work is unique in that our projects are directed towards younger people living with low priority chronic conditions. Currently we are focussing on ME/Chronic Fatigue Syndromes, Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain Syndromes.
We use the Chronic Care Integrated Service Frameworks (Wagner, www.improvingchroniccare.org) to include these conditions in services. This provides a tested cost efficient approach to bridge gaps between research and daily care. (Navigating self-management, www.agpn.com.au)
Our service improvement pathways work from current best practice towards evidence based care using education and empowerment, epidemiological and disease risk management applied in Australian practice settings.
We value stakeholder participation to improve services, care and management.
The Management Executive liaises with people who are supportive of our values. B & P contracts work out through a national team of consultants, specialists, lay experts, working/focus groups, project staff and dedicated volunteers.
Our action research best practice projects provide a forum to enhance care and management through collaboration between consumers and health and community services providers.