Communities Tackle Chronic Disease to Live Longer!
The Minister for Indigenous Health, Warren Snowdon, has announced 36 new health promotion projects aimed at increasing awareness of chronic disease and promoting better health in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
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14 September 2012
The Minister for Indigenous Health, Warren Snowdon, today announced 36 new health promotion projects aimed at increasing awareness of chronic disease and promoting better health in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
The grant projects, funded by the Australian Government, are part of a $21.3 million social marketing program, the Local Community Campaigns to Promote Better Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health (Live Longer! Campaign), which tackles chronic disease with health promotion activities.
“The Live Longer! Campaign involves local communities exploring new ways to combat and prevent chronic disease by addressing nutrition, physical exercise, quitting smoking and having regular health check-ups,” Minister Snowdon said.
“Two-thirds of the gap in health outcomes between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and the wider Australian population can be attributed to largely preventable chronic diseases. Tackling obesity, smoking and excess alcohol consumption will contribute to cutting the rates of diseases like diabetes, renal and heart disease and some cancers.”
Last year, 38 grants projects were funded and the 74 projects from both rounds include cooking lessons for new mothers, the development of community gardens, a range of exercise programs and the development of culturally appropriate media and social marketing resources aimed at reducing smoking rates and tackling passive smoking.
“It is important that we continue to find new ways of promoting better health within communities,” Minister Snowdon said.
“As these programs are implemented, we work with the communities to record what works best, and where we are seeing the most success, this valuable information can then be shared with the wider health sector.”
The Live Longer! Campaign is a program that is part of the $805.5 million Indigenous Chronic Disease Package (ICDP). The ICDP aims to reduce key risk factors for chronic disease, improve chronic disease management and follow up, and increase the capacity of the primary care workforce to deliver effective care to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with chronic diseases.
For more information, contact the minister’s office on 02 6277 7820
|ACT||Solid Young Fulla's Aboriginal Organisation||Chronic Disease Self Management Education for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islanders in the Australian Capital Territory and surrounding areas|
|NSW||Arts OutWest||Spread the Word|
|NSW||Gandangara Health Services Limited||"Be Healthy, Get Health Help!"|
|NSW||Kool Purple Kookas Indigenous Corporation||KPK's Cookbook Competition|
|NSW||National Aboriginal Sporting Chance Academy||Healthy Living is Affordable Living|
|NSW||National Heart Foundation||Be Stronger, Live Longer|
|NSW||South Eastern Sydney Medicare Local||The Sutherland and St George Aboriginal Healthy Lifestyle Program|
|NSW||Southern NSW Medicare Local||Aunty Jean's good health team program - Goulburn|
|NSW||Wingecarribee Family Support Service||Aboriginal Families Program - Aboriginal Young Men's Project|
|NSW||Yarkuwa Indigenous Knowledge Centre Aboriginal Corporation||Quit Smoking Campaign|
|NT||Anyinginyi Health Aboriginal Corporation||Anyinginyi Friday Night Games|
|NT||Rob de Castella's SmartStart for Kids!||I-CAN (Indigenous Communities for Activities and Nutrition)|
|QLD||Abm Elgoring Ambung Aboriginal Corporation||Awin Udnum (Good Path): Seasonal Health Workshops on Traditional Country|
|QLD||Girudala Community Co-op Society Ltd||Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) Exposure Project|
|QLD||NPA Family and Community Services||Let's Get Moving - Physical Activity Program|
|QLD||Out There Kowanyama Inc||Community gardens for health|
|QLD||Queensland Remote Aboriginal Media Corporation||Promoting health living in Queensland's remote Indigenous Communities|
|QLD||Roma Community Garden Inc||Lets Talk Life: Filling the Gap Between the Why and the How of Eating Good Tucker, Being Active and Living Longer|
|QLD||Townsville Intercultural Centre Ltd||Our Mob: Healthy in the Tropics|
|SA||Life Without Barriers||Murilpun Namawi Nomawi Winyil Po:rlar Piltenggi "Keeping our families and children strong"|
|SA||Murray Mallee General Practice Network||Healthy People, Healthy Culture, Healthy Future|
|SA||Southern Adelaide Medicare Local||Ngaityo Wodli (My Home)|
|SA||Tauondi Incorporated||Live Longer! Mobile Training Van|
|VIC||Ballarat and District Aboriginal Cooperative (BADAC)||Ballarat Aboriginal Health Campaign|
|VIC||Dianella Community Health||Hume Chronic Condition Prevention Program (to be named by local Elders)|
|VIC||Horsham 298 Primary School - Rasmussen Road Campus||Good Tucker, Good Health|
|VIC||Mallee Sports Assembly Inc||East End Health for East End Wealth|
|VIC||Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation||Koori Family Lifestyle Project|
|VIC and NSW||Albury & District Local Aboriginal Lands Council||Walan Ma Rra (To Make Strong)|
|VIC and NSW||Balranald Aboriginal Health Service||Health Management and Understanding of Early Childhood Development|
|WA||Extra Edge Community Services Inc||Eat Wise Live Wise & Play Love - Projects|
|WA||Goldfields Midwest Medicare Local||Reach for Your Goals - Hip Hop Youth Anti-smoking|
|WA||Ilkurlka Aboriginal Corporation||Spinifex Health Promotion Projects|
|WA||Langford Aboriginal Association Inc (LAA)||Live Longer (BILL)|
|WA||Meerilinga Young Children Foundation Inc||Tucker for Toddlers and the Early Years|
|WA||Melville Senior High School||Moorditj Melville (ACE Program Community Health Project)|
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