The Centre of Research Excellence (CRE) to Reduce Inequality in Heart Disease focuses on improving the heart health and outcomes of groups and communities i.e. Regional Australians, Indigenous Australians and International Health


Research Stream: Regional Australians


Full Study Title

Management to Optimise Diabetes and mEtabolic Risk reduction via Nurse-led intervention (MODERN).


This study will develop a regional health care program that aims to reduce the risks of diabetes and cardiovascular disease for people in two Victorian regional towns (i.e. Shepparton and Colac). People living in regional areas have higher levels of the risk factors that lead to these diseases, such as high blood pressure, obesity, blood glucose and lipids. Because there is often limited access to health care in regional areas, this program will implement a health and lifestyle intervention program led by nurses.


Funding Source 

NHMRC Project Grant





Investigator team

  • Associate Professor Melinda Carrington Australian Catholic University, Melbourne
  • Professor Paul Zimmet Emeritus Professor, Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute
  • Associate Professor John Furler Department of General Practice, The University of Melbourne
  • Professor Paul Scuffham Director, Centre for Applied Health Economics, Griffith University 
  • Dr Jean Spinks Centre for Applied Health Economics, Griffith University
  • Associate Professor Neale Cohen General Manager, Diabetes Services, Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute
  • Professor David Thompson, Australian Catholic University, Melbourne