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Tackling Indigenous Smoking portal

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Welcome to the Tackling Indigenous Smoking (TIS) portal. This portal hosts information for organisations funded through the national Tackling Indigenous Smoking program, but will also be useful for people working in the many other initiatives that support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to quit smoking or to reduce the prevalence of smoking in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

This portal is where you will find information on the Tackling Indigenous Smoking Resource and Information Centre (TISRIC). The TISRIC has been developed by the National Best Practice Unit for Tackling Indigenous Smoking (NBPU TIS) and is tailored to the needs of TIS organisations, with information on: planning your activities and interventions; activities that work; resources that work; and how to determine how well your activities work.

You will also have access to publications, resources, and information about projects and activities that relate to tobacco cessation. Workforce information includes job opportunities, funding sources and other organisations interested in tobacco control. The events section has information on courses and training, conferences, workshops and other events. These resources have been brought together in one place to help you in your job to support your clients and communities.

This web resource also links to the TIS Yarning Place and many social media platforms to encourage information sharing and collaboration among TIS-funded organisations.


About the artwork

Healing Artwork - Pathways

About the Artist: Allan Sumner

Born in 1975, Allan is a descendent of the Ngarrindjeri people who come from the lower Murray and the lakes of the Murray River along the Coorong of South Australia. He is also descendent of the Kaurna people from the Adelaide plains region and the Yankunytjatjara people from central Australia.

In addition to being an established musician, Allan is an accomplished visual artist and graphic designer. Through love of his heritage, he facilitates cultural tours and is a popular provider of workshops in schools and community groups where he teaches Aboriginal arts and culture. He has also had extensive experience working in the health sector as an Aboriginal Health Professional.

About the artwork:

The logo represents how the National Best Practice Unit (NBPU) supports regional tobacco grant recipients across Australia in their efforts to reduce the rates of smoking among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

The circles represent the NBPU’s various meeting places with grant recipients across all states and territories and the travelling lines are depicted between them. The dots at the top right and bottom left represent the creation of new pathways in tackling tobacco, breaking away the barriers and reducing the rates of smoking among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.


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Australian Department of Health
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Last updated: 16 March 2018
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