Ngaanyatjarra Health Service


Walykumunu Nyinarratjaku (Living healthy)




Non-Government- Aboriginal Community Controlled Health organisations

Source(s) of funding

Tackling Indigenous Smoking

Target group(s)

Youth, pregnant women

Goals and objectives

The Walykumunu Nyinarratjaku program is designed to encourage and support people on the Ngaanyatjarra Lands to reduce their use of tobacco and to minimise harm caused by tobacco use, with a long term goal of reducing the risk and burden of chronic disease. It focuses on reducing the uptake of smoking in youth, reducing the number of women smoking during pregnancy and reducing the exposure of all community members to second hand smoke.


This program utilises strategies of culturally appropriate community engagement to deliver health promotion activities, collaborate with local services and organisations and support the delivery of effective clinical intervention. Team members are based in two hub communities and provide outreach services to an additional nine communities where they place a priority on building the capacity of a local workforce to develop and implement activities and interventions appropriate for individual communities.

Key contact details

Megan Levers (Regional Tobacco and Healthy Lifestyles Coordinator)

0429 938 639