Christine Connors is a General Practitioner and Public Health Physician who has been working in the Northern Territory for nineteen years, providing clinical and public health services to remote Aboriginal communities. She is currently the Program Director, NT Preventable Chronic Disease program, NT Department of Health & Community Services. She was involved in developing the NT Preventable Chronic Disease Strategy and has been leading its implementation in the Northern Territory. This has involved shifting the focus of remote clinic staff from acute reactive care to planned pro active care, to reduce the morbidity and mortality from chronic diseases. Christine was a member of the working group that developed the National Chronic Disease Strategy, and is a member of a number of national committees related to chronic diseases. Christine is involved in a number of research projects with Menzies School of Health Research and the Cooperative Research Centre for Aboriginal Health. She has been working with both government and non government services in a national participatory research project using a quality improvement approach and systems assessment to improve outcomes in chronic disease.
Project Report 15 August 2006