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Bullinah Aboriginal Health Service (Solid Mob)

 

Overview

Bullinah Aboriginal Health Service aims to provide a comprehensive Aboriginal primary health care service, which offers flexible models of care to the Goori people in and around the Ballina region of New South Wales. Bullinah Aboriginal Health Service is host to the Northern Rivers Tackling Indigenous Smoking (TIS) program.

The regional TIS team, under the banner of Solid Mob, have undertaken a number of activities with local schools and communities to raise awareness of the health impacts of tobacco smoking and chronic disease. The TIS messaging is part of a broader healthy lifestyle message, with Solid Mob actively promoting the benefits of being smoke-free, physically active, eating healthy food and accessing health services when needed.

Solid Mob have developed a school education program called The Amazing Race to Happy. As well as promoting the smoke-free message, the program collaborates with other health services, which gives the students exposure to the services available in their area and showcases Bullinah's approach to healthcare.

Resources

Solid Mob has worked in partnership with Graffton/Casino Aboriginal Medical Service to design and deliver a smoke-free community media campaign, which was aired on local television stations.

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Last updated: 19 June 2017
 
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