Logan Healthy Living

An innovative, scalable approach to chronic disease prevention and management

Logan Healthy Living is an innovative approach to chronic disease prevention and management, delivered by UQ Health Care in partnership with Health and Wellbeing Queensland. The collaborative success we have achieved through our strategic alliance demonstrates a blueprint for scalable, integrated chronic disease prevention and care. Through partnership, we have the opportunity to broaden access to preventive healthcare, empowering individuals to proactively manage their wellbeing.  

Chronic diseases are becoming increasingly prevalent and pose a significant challenge to the health system, making up roughly half of all potentially preventable hospitalisations. Type 2 diabetes is the most common cause of potentially preventable hospitalisations in Logan, 40% higher than the national average. This has required a targeted, place-based approach to address local community need.  

Logan Healthy Living service offerings

Through support from Health and Wellbeing Queensland, and an alliance of partners, Logan Healthy Living is reforming health care within Logan by integrating care with specialist services, general practitioners and community services. The allied health led service promotes holistic, person-centred care, and fosters continuity of care through collaboration across disciplines. By involving students, this program plays a central role in upskilling Queensland’s future health workforce, fostering a preventive healthcare system for the local region and beyond. 

Logan Healthy Living participant doing pullbacks on weight machine

Rising Risk of Diabetes Program

For community members at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, heart disease and stroke, Logan Healthy Living facilitates My Health for Life, a free health coaching initiative designed to help individuals discover ways of changing day-to-day behaviour they can live with.

Logan Healthy Living participant talks about nutrition with health specialist

Recently Diagnosed Program

For community members diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes within the last 6 years. This person-centred approach helps people manage their diabetes early to reduce risk of complications and if possible achieve diabetes remission

Logan Healthy Living participant walks balance beam

Complex Type 2 Diabetes Program

This program supports community members living with Type 2 Diabetes, including with complex comorbidities or complications. The program responds to the unique needs of complex Type 2 Diabetes to support diabetes self-management.

Logan Healthy Living participant works with exercise physiologist

Youth Program

The Youth program is open to youth aged 16-19 living with Type 2 Diabetes. The program provides a continuum of care for adolescents transitioning between child to adult services.

Service outcomes

Health and Wellbeing Queensland is supporting Logan Healthy Living through a 4-year pilot , collecting data to demonstrate the impact of this program in empowering  residents of Logan and surrounds to think, feel, move, and live better. Outcomes measured include: behavioural and psychosocial metrics, prevention workforce indicators, health system and economic impact. 

Recent program findings include: 

  • Since 2021, over 300 participants have completed a lifestyle management program delivered by the service.  
  • Participants are highly satisfied with the service with over 95% reporting satisfaction with their clinical services experience at Logan Healthy Living.   
  • The inclusive service effectively reaches a diverse population including those from a culturally and linguistically diverse background and those experiencing social disadvantage.    
  • Preliminary findings to date indicate program participants demonstrate improvements in:
    • Physical activity
    • Feelings of loneliness
    • Involvement in community-based programs outside of Logan Healthy Living
    • Waist Circumference
    • Physical capacity
    • Confidence in managing their diabetes
    • Stress related to their diabetes
    • Increase in weekly fruit and vegetable intake
Workforce Capability  
  • Over 20,000 hours of student placement contributions since commencement 
  • Students report between 95 – 100% satisfaction with all aspects of the LHL placement experience  
  • Workforce capacity building with over 100 students trained in clinical prevention  
Research and Evaluation  
  • Established a data registry to support service evaluation  
  • Established a research governance framework to support research partnerships  
  • Secured close to $1.5 million in grant funding to support research activities and service model innovation  

“It’s been very good…I’ve been type 2 diabetic since 2000 and this is the first time something like this has been offered to me. So I’ve grabbed it with two hands, because without it, I wouldn’t do it. It’s great for your health. We’re not pushed into things, everything is suggested with your best interests in mind. And there’s plenty of support.”

– Diana (73), Logan Healthy Living participant since Aug 2022-present

Contact us

Logan Healthy Living is delivered through an alliance model with The University of Queensland, UQ Health Care, Metro South Health, Brisbane South PHN and Griffith University, to deliver a model of integrated chronic disease care at the Logan Healthcare Centre. The research component of Logan Healthy Living is being led by the UQ Centre for Health and Wellbeing Research Innovation.

For enquiries regarding the program development and opportunities, please email us at Health and Wellbeing Queensland.  

Email: clinicalprevention@hw.qld.gov.au  

For referrals and program delivery, please contact UQ Health Care at: 

Level 1, 12-16 Logandowns Drive. Meadowbrook QLD 4131 

Monday – Friday: 8:00am – 4:30pm 

Phone: (07) 3365 1057 

Fax: (07) 3540 8171 

Email: lhl@uqhealthcare.org.au  

Program partners

University of Queensland logo
Griffith university logo
UQ Health Care logo
Health and Wellbeing Queensland logo with Queensland Government logo

Supported by

Metro South Health logo
Diabetes Australia logo
PHN Brisbane South logo

Last updated 10 April 2024