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Chronic Diseases Network (CDN)

Vivian Vivian Benítez Hidalgo — 15/07/2013

Non profit

The Chronic Diseases Network (CDN) is a consolidated group of people and organisations with an interest in reducing the rates of chronic diseases and their complications in the NT. The Network was set up in 1997 in response to the rising impact of chronic disease in the Northern Territory (NT) and its existence is a crucial enabling factor for the ongoing implementation of the Chronic Conditions Prevention and Management (CCPMS). The CDN encompasses a wide range of sectors and organisations in the NT and interstate and has in excess of 800 members within Australia.

The Department supports the Network by funding the position of CDN Coordinator and a Member Services Officer. The Coordinator's aim is to actively engage members of the CDN to work collaboratively and play a key role in the implementation and development of CCPMS. The CDN Coordinator and Member Services Officer are part of the Chronic Conditions Strategy Unit (CCSU) with the CDN Steering Committee providing guidance for the strategic direction of the Network and CCMPS.