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B.strong Brief Intervention Training Program

 

Overview

The B.strong Brief Intervention Training Program aims to provide Queensland's (Qld) Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and community workforce with the knowledge, skills and tools to provide brief interventions to promote healthy changes to their clients. The program focuses on three key lifestyle factors, smoking, nutrition and physical activity, and will be provided across Qld in all hospital and health service areas.

The B.strong Training Program will also be provided to staff working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients in non-health settings such as schools and correctional facilities. Training will be made available to all staff working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients in the government and non-government health and community sectors.

Key objectives of the program are to:

The program is based on the SmokeCheck Brief Intervention Training Program and the Lifestyle Program (nutrition and physical activity) previously delivered by Qld Health. The B.strong Training Program is delivered by Menzies School of Health Research, with funding from Qld Health.

Abstract adapted from Menzies School of Health Research

Contacts

B.strong Brief Intervention Training Program
Menzies School of Health Research
Ph: (07) 3169 4208
Email: b.strong@menzies.edu.au

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Last updated: 16 August 2017
 
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