Aboriginal Health Council WA (AHCWA)

Tackling Indigenous Smoking and Promoting Healthy Lifestyles

Region

Perth Metropolitan Area

Category

Not for Profit

Source(s) of funding

Department of Health

Target Group(s)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community

Goals and Objectives

The program aims to deliver Tackling Smoking services, tailored to the needs of the regions communities, and ensure the effective delivery of a population health approach to tackle chronic disease risk factors.

This will include one-on-one or group Healthy Lifestyle activities tailoring healthy eating alternatives and physical activity, to support smoking prevention and quitting messages.

Strategies

  • Increasing awareness through community workshops, educational sessions, community events and promotional resources on the harms associated with tobacco smoking, and the benefits of being smoke-free.
  • Providing and supporting a referral pathway to quit smoking support services
  • Promoting and supporting smoke-free community events
  • Developing local and culturally appropriate social marketing and social media messages to promote behaviour change.

Key Contact Details

Patricia Pearce

Regional Tobacco Coordinator

patricia.pearce@ahcwa.org

Ph: (08) 9227 1631

Fax: (08) 9228 1099

Aboriginal Health Council of Western Australia

450 Beaufort Street Highgate, Perth WA, 6003

www.ahcwa.org.au