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Scoping project: Supporting lifestyle change and vocational rehabilitation

12 months
Approved budget:
Associate Professor Clare Harvey
Mrs Janine Palmer
Associate Professor Rachel Forrest
Dr Shona Thompson
Ms Alexa Hantler
Proposal type:
Research Activation Grant
Lay summary
For this activation grant, we will draw on the findings from the pilot, undertake an integrative literature review, and undertake community consultation, to develop a research proposal for implementation of a programme that supports people living with chronic conditions to improve their lifestyle and vocational opportunities. It builds on a pilot which uses a case study to monitor and assess a program tailored to one patient’s needs to return to a state of wellbeing that enables him to actively pursue a healthy lifestyle that leads to employment. This pilot project is supported by the Ministry of Social Development and is being implemented through Hawke’s Bay District Health Board.