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Healthy Lifestyles Program

 

Overview

The Healthy Lifestyles Program, provided by Miwatj Health Aboriginal Corporation in the Northern Territory, aims to develop a sustainable base of activities, knowledge and resources in communities to help promote smoke-free communities and physical fitness.

The program employs a number of local Yolngu as tobacco workers in the communities across the region. These workers engage the community in a range of activities such as:

A key strength of the Healthy Lifestyles Program approach is that the strategies are targeted to local needs and implemented by a workforce with detailed understanding of the unique context of their communities.

Abstract adapted from Miwatj Health Aboriginal Corporation

Contacts

Miwatj Health Aboriginal Corporation
1424 Arnhem Road
Nhulunbuy NT 0880
PO Box 519
Nhulunbuy NT 0881
Ph: (08) 8939 1900
Fax: (08) 8987 1670
Email: execsec@miwatj.com.au

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Last updated: 10 April 2017
 
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