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Grand Pacific Health (Butt Out Boondah)



Grand Pacific Health aims to provide locally-tailored, high quality health services that meet the needs of the Southern New South Wales communities of Goulburn, Queanbeyan, Yass and Cooma. This region spans the traditional lands of Gundugurra, Ngunawal, and Ngarigo people (Tharawal).

As part of the Tackling Indigenous Smoking (TIS) program, Grand Pacific Health have developed a Social Marketing Campaign to expand their existing Butt out Boondah messaging via mainstream and social media. This messaging shows local people explaining their reasons for wanting to quit. Butt Out Boondah is supported by local activities, each of which is designed to support the community make positive behaviour changes associated with improved health outcomes. These activities include:

Grand Pacific Health have also developed a smoking cessation program targeting women in the Queanbeyan region of NSW, called the Breathe Easy program. A case study about this program is available here, or via the links below. An infographic showcasing some of the key results from the program is also available here.


As part of the Butt Out Boondah messaging, Grand Pacific Health created a new series of videos to encourage the local community to quit smoking.

To promote World No Tobacco Day 2017, Grand Pacific Health ran a number of activities in the community focusing on smoking cessation. These activities included a series of radio interviews, which are available to download via the links below. The below infographic was produced to highlight some of the results of their Grand Pacific Health's World No Tobacco Day Activities.


Last updated: 20 April 2018
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