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Aboriginal Health Council of South Australia Inc. (Puyu Blaster)

 

Overview

The Aboriginal Health Council of South Australia Inc. (AHCSA) is the peak body representing Aboriginal community controlled health and substance misuse services, and Aboriginal Health Advisory Committees in South Australia at a state and national level. AHCSA’s primary role is to be the ‘health voice’ for all Aboriginal people in South Australia.

AHCSA is one of the 37 organisations funded as part of the Tackling Indigenous Smoking (TIS) programme, which they deliver across the following regions:

A key component of AHCSA's program to tackle smoking is their Puyu Blaster campaign, based on a superhero character who combats tobacco use by encouraging and supporting community groups and individuals with smoking prevention and cessation messages. The campaign was developed through community consultation, and particularly appeals to the younger members of the community.

The Puyu Blaster campaign includes a School Anti-Smoking Education Program, which is delivered through the Yorke and Eyre Peninsulas. This provides an opportunity for students to learn about the risks associated with smoking and poor nutrition, and provides educational opportunities through hands-on activities.

 

Source: Puyu Blaster website

Resources

AHCSA have produced a website to accompany the Puyu Blaster program that has a number of features, including: stories from your mob; a smoke calculator; links to useful information; a smoke-free pledge; and information about Puyu Blaster. In addition, you can book a Puyu Blasters session for a school, community, local organisation or sports club. You can view the site in three different frames, as a family or friend, smoker, or educator/health worker.

Visit www.puyublasters.com.au for more information.

Source: Aboriginal Health Council of South Australia

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Last updated: 8 June 2017
 
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