HealthMap Study

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A research study to assess whether access to online self-care plans will help improve the health of people living with HIV

Project leader: Dr Julian Elliott

Phone: +61 3 9076 6077


About HealthMap:

HealthMap is a research study for people living with HIV in Victoria and New South Wales, Australia.

The study uses an interactive, online self-management programme to help people make the changes they need to improve their health. We're specifically interested in seeing if using the online programme will lower people's chance of getting heart disease.

People with HIV are more likely to have other illnesses, such as heart disease, than people without HIV. It is challenging both for people with HIV and their healthcare providers to address all of the important factors influencing health. We hope that using this online health programme will help both people with HIV and healthcare providers achieve the goal of improving the health of people with HIV.

We will measure this by looking at heart disease risk. We will also find out how people enjoyed using the programme and whether or not it was cost-effective.

HealthMap Consortium:

The HealthMap Consortium includes Monash University, Alfred Health, NAPWA and ASHM in partnership with University of Melbourne, Deakin University, Flinders University, Victorian Department of Health and New South Wales Health.

Prof Sharon Lewin – Alfred Hospital, Monash University, Burnet Institute.

Prof Richard Osborne – Deakin Univserity and "Stepping Up".

Prof Kit Fairley – Professor of Sexual Health at University of Melbourne.

Prof Michael Kidd – Dean of Health Sciences at Flinders University, Chair of Australian Government advisory body for HIV and other bloodborne virus infections and sexually transmissible infections.

Mr Andrew Way – CEO of Alfred Health.

Prof Malcolm Battersby – Flinders University and developer of the Flinders Program for health care provider interventions to promote self management support.

Mr Aaron Cogle – Executive Director of the National Association of People Living with HIV/AIDS (NAPWA).

Ms Levinia Crooks – CEO of the Australasian Society for HIV Medicine (ASHM).

Project Team:

Project Director
Dr Julian Elliott
Phone: +61 3 9076 6077

Project Leader
Dr Karen Klassen

Project Operations Manager
Ms Julia Stout

Research Fellow
Dr Karalyn McDonald

Technical support

Mr Jonathan

Other links:

Article: HealthMap: directing HIV patients to better health outcomes