Live Longer! Campaign

36 new health promotion projects received funding to increase awareness of chronic disease and promote better health in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities

 

Background

The Minister for Indigenous Health, Warren Snowdon, 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 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.”

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.

 

Objectives

The Live Longer! Campaign Program aims to:

  • raise awareness that conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, kidney disease and stroke are not inevitable and may be prevented;
  • promote a change to a healthier lifestyle to help prevent these conditions and improve the health of those who already have one; and
  • raise awareness of how regular check-ups from a doctor, nurse and/or health worker can help prevent and manage illness.

 

Recipients

Organisation Project
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 Aboriginal 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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