Episode 2

2 - Prevention Activities in Primary Care | Live from ASLM Conference Cairns

This episode was recorded life at the Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine conference in Cairns on the 30th July 2022. 

The Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine (ASLM) is an interdisciplinary society working towards improved prevention, management, and treatment of chronic, complex and lifestyle-related conditions.  ‘Lifestyle-related’ includes environmental, societal, behavioural and other factors. ASLM members include GPs and medical specialists, allied health practitioners, public health physicians, educators, scientists, researchers and healthcare executives.

Hear Chris, Riwka and Kim reflect on all things advocacy, policy and prevention in primary care.


1.    Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine

2.    RACGP Healthy Habits App

3.    10997

4.    10987

5.    Behaviour change training Wellcoaches and research

6.    APNA

7.    Healthily

8.    Weight & Lifestyle management – Murrumbidgee PHN program

9.    CDM in Covid times

10. Workforce

11. Shared medical appointments & yarn ups

12. Aboriginal round table discussions | Waminda

13. Optimising workforce

14. MBS for shared medical appointments (Normal consultation items apply with existing item descriptors and requirements)

15. Case conferencing

16. Learn more about Case Conferencing – eLearning module

17. Heart health check (HHC) item 699

18. Heart foundation Heart Health Check Toolkit

19. Team roles

20. QCI & accreditation overlap with prevention activities

21. Attendances & Heart Health Check

22. Measuring outcomes for policy change

23. PDSAs (Plan-Do-Study-Act)


25. Coop Wonca

26. Where lifestyle medicine fits in

27. Practice systems & processes

28. Effective systems for workforce attractions

29. Health coaching example Dr Cheryl Wilson

30. ‘Hand up, not hand out”

About the Podcast

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The Medicubes team bring you a monthly panel conversation of exciting and challenging topics in primary health care, answering listener questions and invited guests to the discussions.

About your hosts

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Kim Poyner

Accredited Health Coach and executive coach, with over 20 years of experience in General Practice and Intensive Care Units. Mentor to health professionals and organisations to achieve their best, specialising in chronic disease management, coaching, and change management programs.
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Riwka Hagen

An experienced general practice manager, with a passion for leadership development, coaching, and business management in the health sector. As the Director of Medical Business Services and Medical Business Coaching, she provides consulting, advisory, coaching, training, and mentoring services to health organisations Australia-wide, and is also the founder of the highly active Facebook group 'Practice Managers Network'.
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Chris Smeed

A lover of all things Practice Management and Data. Always thinking of ways to make life easier and to help with patient outcomes.