Welcome to the Live Longer! Community Health Action Pack
This pack has been developed as part of the Local Community Campaigns to Promote Better Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Program, a measure under the Australian Government’s Indigenous Chronic Disease Package.
This Community Health Action Pack is about health promotion and can be used by anyone who wants to run a project to improve Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ health and wellbeing. This may include, but is not be limited to:
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and community workers
- Health professionals
- Elders, community leaders and community organisations
The pack is designed to be flexible so that communities and organisations can use it to suit their own needs. It includes templates, examples, checklists and tips to help with planning a health promotion project.
There are also several case studies which show how Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities are achieving great success through implementing local health promotion projects. These may give other communities and organisations ideas and inspiration to help close the gap on life expectancy for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
We encourage anyone working in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander chronic disease prevention to use this Community Health Action Pack and to take part in the discussions here on the website and on Twitter. We encourage you to communicate with people working in similar areas and on similar projects, find ideas, upload images and videos about your project, and share your experience and stories.
Part 1: Ten Steps to Planning a Health Promotion Project is a guide to help make the process of planning a health promotion project easier.
Part 2: Implementation – How to Run Your Project is a section that will give you a toolbox of ideas to help you plan and implement different activities.
Part 3: Health Promotion Resources contains factsheets and posters for your event.
Part 4: Project Planning and Implementation Templates – a set of references that have been designed to give you the tools to plan your community event.
Glossary – a set of definitions for some key words and terms that you might come across in the Community Health Action Pack.