Northern District Community Health Service received funding from the Victorian and Commonwealth Governments

Vision: Healthy, vibrant and connected rural people, families and communities.

Mission: To provide quality care, which enables people to increase their control over, and improve, their health and well being.

Values: Confidentiality, Integrity, Respect, Empowering, Community based

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Welcome to Northern District Community Health Service

NDCHS acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people’s strong connection to country and community, and that our work within the community takes place on their traditional land. We offer our respect to the elders of these traditional lands, and through them to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.


How the Life! group course works

The Life! group course provides five valuable group sessions across six months. Free for most people, the Life! course offers you the skills, support and expert advice needed to make lifestyle choices to prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes, heart disease and stroke. These sessions:

The Life! course is not a lecture. The trained health professionals who deliver the course give you individual attention and learn about you and your lifestyle. Together, you set an exercise routine and healthy eating plan that you can easily maintain for a long healthy life. The small group provides support to help you stay motivated and on track.

You will work towards improving your health, quality of life and confidence to make health behaviour changes to minimise your risk of developing type 2 diabetes, heart disease and stroke.

Each participant is provided with a workbook; consisting of activities and materials relating to nutrition and physical activity, sleep, stress and lapses. The content of each Life! session has been developed using health psychology theories of behaviour change, and is supported by adult learning principles.

Talk to your Doctor, call 137 475, visit email or phone NDCHS for more information - 5451 0200

Managing your lifestyle is the most effective way of preventing diabetes and subsequent risks (Heart Disease, Blindness, Stroke, Amputation, Kidney failure).

There is a LIFE! program commencing in Kerang & Cohuna soon.