Cross Border Projects
Organisation: Mungabareena Aboriginal Corporation
Project Description: The Keep Healthy, Keep Moving project will deliver community activity days to share resources and information to develop healthy family gardens, cooking classes and healthy eating sessions, and physical activity sessions at the local gym and pool. The project is aimed at enhancing the spiritual and emotional wellbeing of individuals and families within the Albury/Wodonga community. Healthy record diaries and information resources will help reinforce the messages and encourage engagement with local health services.
Location of activity: Albury/Wodonga area, VIC/NSW
Organisation: Uncle Jimmy Thumbs Up! Limited
Project Description: The Good Tucker Long Life program will work with schools, traditional owners, local stores, men’s and women’s groups and other community members and groups to encourage healthy eating. Activities will incude providing store signage indicating healthy foods, healthy recipe promotions, nutrition education and health lifestyle workshops for children, and a media campaign including targeted editorial and new media strategies.
Location of activity: Milingimbi, Wadeye, Hermannsburg (NT); Beagle Bay, One Arm Point, Lombadina (WA); Pormpuraaw, (QLD); Mimili (SA)
New South Wales
Organisation: Awabakal Newcastle Aboriginal Medical Service
Project Description: The Lost and Found in the Smoke project will develop, produce and present an interactive play, engaging 12-14 year old students. Focusing on the health, social and financial consequences of smoking, the play will promote healthy choices and lifestyles and the benefits these deliver for individuals, families and communities. The play will be developed in partnership with Ngarrama Productions and will be piloted for 15 performances before audience feedback is used to refine the production for a further 35 performances.
Location of activity: Hunter region, including Newcastle, Port Stephens, Murrundi, Meeriwa, Singleton, Muswellbrook, Cessnock and Dungog, NSW
Organisation: Coomealla Health Aboriginal Corporation
Project Description: The Get Active Coomealla project aims to increase the capacity of Wentworth Shire community members to manage their health and fitness and reduce the incidence of overweight and obesity. The project will make gym equipment and exercise instruction available to community members in the Dareton area and will involve a community member training as a personal trainer. In addition, health checks will be arranged for community members who use the gym facilities, and advertising and print materials will promote the services and the messages about avoiding or managing chronic disease.
Location of activity: Dareton, NSW
Organisation: Loddon Murray Mallee Medicare Local
Project Description: Aunty Jean’s Program in Deniliquin and Moama is an extension of the national Aunty Jean’s Project, an early intervention/preventative health education program, to clients in Deniliquin and Moama over the next two years. This program focuses on smoking, chronic disease management, and mental and cultural health. Activities include gentle exercise sessions, health education sessions, health checks and healthy lunches.
Location of activity: Deniliquin and Moama, NSW
Organisation: Tharawal Aboriginal Corporation
Project Description #1: Tharawal Aboriginal Corporation’s Good Tucker All Round project will develop a food distribution network to purchase fresh fruit and vegetables from the Sydney Markets on a daily basis. The network will then distribute different sized bags of produce at a subsidised cost to community members in South West Sydney. Participants will be given health checks and Tharawal’s Community Kitchen will also be used to educate community members about healthy preparation of the produce. Recipe cards and other health information will also be provided and community service announcements will be developed.
Location of activity: South West Sydney, NSW
Project Description #2: The Get Active, Anytime, Anywhere project involves expanding the existing Djurali Program, a community exercise program. The funding will be used to provide equipment and professional instructors, as well as resources such as exercise charts, exercise and nutrition diaries and a dedicated space on the Tharawal website for participants to share their experiences.
Location of activity: South West Sydney, NSW
Organisation: Walgett Aboriginal Medical Service
Project Description: The Walgett Aboriginal Medical Service proposes to expand the number and range of their Men’s Pit Stop and Women’s Health Day activities in Bourke, Brewarrina and Walgett, in addition to some of the smaller communities in North West NSW. These events include primary health assessments and also encourage good nutrition, physical activity and smoking cessation. Fresh fruit and vegetables will be distributed to attendees.
Location of activity: Bourke, Brewarrina, Walgett and other nearby communities, NSW
Project Description: This project is an extension of the Waminda Aboriginal Women’s Health and Wellbeing Program, which was run on a trial basis in 2010 to promote healthy eating and increased physical activity for Aboriginal women in the Shoalhaven area. The program will include brief interventions and early interventions to assess and support women interested in behaviour modification, a comprehensive and intensive tobacco cessation program, healthy wellbeing camps, support for the community garden, and localised health promotion and health education days.
Location of activity: Shoalhaven region, NSW
Organisation: PlentyValley Community Health
Project Description: Feedin’ the Mob is a hands-on community engagement project which aims to deliver health promotion messages and support the development of practical life skills amongst teenagers, parents and carers, people living with chronic illness, and Elders. The project includes a community garden, cooking classes and information sharing about primary health care and chronic disease prevention and management.
Location of activity: Whittlesea and surrounding area, VIC
Organisation: Ramahyuck District Aboriginal Corporation (RDAC)
Project Description: The Eating Strong project will deliver a series of Gippsland based Koori Healthy Eating education and skills attainment programs tor expectant mothers, babies, children and families. The project activities will include healthy cooking demonstrations, health checks and workshops where smoking cessation and chronic disease prevention and management will be discussed.
Location of activity: Gippsland area (Morwell, Drouin, Wonthaggi and Sale), VIC
Organisation: Charles Darwin University/Yalu Marnggithinyaraw
Project Description: Charles Darwin University will partner with Yalu Marnggithinyaraw to deliver a community education project called Sharing the Full and True Story About Chronic Disease. This project targets Aboriginal people in North East Arnhem Land, in particular those in the Galiwin’ku homelands. The project aims to revive positive traditional knowledge and practices related to health whilst also improving access to Western health information. Using community workshops and education sessions, and resources translated into the traditional Yolngu language. The project will promote informed decision-making, lifestyle changes and the use of health services.
Location of activity: North East Arnhem Land and Galiwin’ku homelands, NT
Organisation: Gap Youth Centre Aboriginal Corporation
Project Description: The Gap Youth Centre’s GYC4 Lyfe campaign targets both permanent residents of Alice Springs and people living in town camps, with a key aim of encouraging the use of health services. The project has four main elements: Active, Food, Culture and Media. As part of the project, the GYC gym will be upgraded and promoted, healthy cooking actvities will be run in an upgraded kitchen, cultural activities including ‘Storywalks’ and ‘Yarn sessions’ will be used to encourage chronic diseases prevention, and local media organisations will be involved in documenting and promoting the activities and messages about healthy lifestyles.
Location of activity: Alice Springs, NT
Organisation: Hoops 4 Health Aboriginal Corporation
Project Description: The Hoops 4 Health Challenge aims to raise awareness of the lack of understanding of risk factors that contribute to chronic disease through a series of ‘Live Longer’ basketball challenges in remote communities leading up to a major basketball tournament to be held in Darwin. The tournament will invite schools from all over the NT and promote physical activity, having health checks, drinking water and healthy eating as important factors in reducing chronic disease. This will be reinforced by radio advertising.
Location of activity: Darwin, Palmerston and remote NT
Organisation: Laynhapuy Homelands Association Inc
Project Description: The Manymak Yolngu Natha project aims to reestablish and support traditional hunting and gathering groups in eight major Yolngu Homeland communities in East Arnhem Land to encourage and reinforce traditional healthy lifestyle choices and behaviour. Technology and traditional storytelling will come together in documenting the activities through photography and film. Close consultation with communities will help refine activities and the resulting films will be presented to communities at film nights.
Location of activity: Yolngu Homeland communities, East Arnhem Land, NT
Organisation: Red Dust Role Models
Project Description: Red Dust Healthy Living Weeks will provide a series of targeted workshops with primary and secondary school children in a number of remote Indigenous communities in the NT. The topics covered will include nutrition, physical activity and smoking cessation, and activities will include an excursion to a medical clinic, t-shirt and poster design competitions, and a competition to produce a short film. Training packages will be developed and community members will have the chance to become local champions and be trained to undertake ongoing activities.
Location of activity: Remote NT communities (possibly including Nguiu, Gapuwiyak, DalyRiver, Lajamanu, Areyonga, Yuendumu and Kintore)
Organisation: Skinnyfish Music
Project Description: The Themed Digital Health Stories Project aims to involve young people aged 12-18 in creating a series of themed digital stories (three to five minutes in length) from each seven remote NT communities. The digital stories will be developed around the themes of nutrition, physical activity, smoking, health checks and chronic disease issues. The stories will then be uploaded to the internet to be shared.
Location of activity: Arnhem Land and Tiwi Islands, NT
Organisation: Tiwi Education Board Inc (Tiwi College)
Project Description: The Taste It, Do It, Live It project will engage Tiwi Islanders to improve their diets, exercise more and access primary health care. The main focus of the activity is the training of Tiwi College students in safe and nutritious food preparation and service, the collection and hunting of traditional bush tucker, and learning health assessment skills. This campaign will extend to the broader community through holistic health days and will be supported by promotional messages from the Essendon Football Club and local Tiwi Bombers team.
Location of activity: Melville Island, NT
Organisation: Waltja Tjutangku Palyapayi
Project Description: The Healthy Community, Healthy Life project aims to encourage physical activity, good nutrition and the importance of regular health checks, whilst facilitating the retention and transfer of traditional and contemporary systems of knowledge about good health practices between community elders and younger generations in Western Desert communities. This project constitutes a series of community walks, culminating in members of all communities undertaking a long walk, a week of camping and walking following traditional Tjukurrpa routes. In addition to providing participants with the necessary gear to undertake these activities, the project will deliver healthy community cook ups, recipe books and kitchen cooks to improve community nutrition.
Location of activity: Kintore, Mount Liebig, Papunya, Ikuntji and surrounding outstations, NT
Project Description: The PALYA! project will provide holistic care and education, working with people to keep active and engaged. It focuses on issues relating to nutrition and hydration to both prevent and manage chronic disease. Activities are based at Purple House in Alice Springs and will include healthy food preparation (in a renovated kitchen) and nutrition advice, local language resources, exercise sessions, bush trips and art activities.
Location of activity: Alice Springs, NT
Organisation: Wurli-Wurlingjang Health Service
Project Description: The Katherine StrongBala Good Tucker Program will provide hands-on cooking classes in the StrongBala kitchen, horticulture training in the Health Service’s community garden and training in the collection and preparation of traditional bush tucker. The project will then bring these together with information sharing about the risks and implications of chronic disease. Targeting particular at risk groups, the program will deliver sustainable health outcomes for men experiencing homelessness in the Katherine area.
Location of activity: Katherine, NT
Organisation: Apunipima Cape York Health Council
Project Description: The Go Physical, Live Longer project aims to reduce risk factors for chronic disease in the communities of Mapoon and Coen. The project will include a physical activity program delivered through improvements to gyms in each community, as well as fishing competitions, healthy food cook ups and regular check ups for participants. The campaign will extend messages about smoking cessation, nutrition and the importance of accessing primary health care through radio and community engagement activities.
Location of activity: Coen and Mapoon, QLD
Organisation: Bollon Aboriginal Corporation for Housing and Community Development
Project Description: The Enjoy Life and Be Healthy project will bring together key community groups including the Shearing Club, Fishing Club, Cricket Club and the Bollon District Community Group. These groups will run their own events promoting a variety of health themes such as building awareness of existing health services in the community, encouraging exercise and awareness of healthy food choices. The events will be tied together through branded promotional materials, advertising and signage in the community.
Location of activity: Bollon, QLD
Organisation: Brisbane Indigenous Media Association Incorporated
Project Description: The Move - an Indingeous Physical Activity Health Promotion Project aims to raise awareness of the benefits of physical activity among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples aged 18 and over in the greater Brisbane region through regular on air messaging, a website and community comedy events. The project will encourage healthy lifestyle choices and regular access to appropriate health services and programs to prevent and/or manage chronic disease. Community members will participate in the campaign directly and receive media training.
Location of activity: Greater Brisbane area (including Gold Coast, SunshineCoast and Darling Downs), QLD
Organisation: Imparja Television
Project Description: Imparja will take the popular children’s character Yamba the Honeyant on a healthy living road-show, Yamba’s Healthy Living Roadshow, to selected remote communities within Imparja Television’s broadcast footprint in Queensland, extending its existing events in the NT. The road-show will feature Yamba and aim to reach Indigenous pre-school age children teaching them about nutrition, physical activity and primary health care services including dental. A new set of Community Service Announcements that promote healthy lifestyles will be developed and aired on Imparja, as well as other resources for use by communities.
Location of activity: Doomadgee, Mt Isa, Cloncurry, Normanton, Karumba, Burketown, Gregory, Charleville, Roma, St George, Condamine, Blackall, Barcaldine, Longreach, Winton
Organisation: Inala Indigenous Health Service (Department of Health QLD)
Project Description: The Inala Youth Sports Program will involve hosting a sports and education week for young Indigenous people aged 10–15 years as a school holiday program. This program will consist of a minimum of two hours physical activity each day in addition to education sessions about the risks and implications of chronic disease, traditional craft and games, and health checks for participants. Families will be invited to attend a graduation ceremony in order to help extend the messages to the community as a whole.
Location of activity: Inala (South Brisbane), QLD
Organisation: Mookai Rosie Bi-Bayan
Project Description: The Community Campaign (including bush camps) Project is centred on a set of bush camps to increase understanding and management of chronic disease amongst women in the three communities of Pormpuraaw, Kowanyama & Aurukun. With an emphasis on traditional knowledge imparted by local elder, the camps and related activities will spread messages about improving nutrition, increasing physical activity, and increasing access by participants to primary health care, including participation in health checks during the camps. The project has a particular focus on exercise and will provide these communities with necessary equipment.
Location of activity: Pormpuraaw, Kowanyama and Aurukun, QLD
Organisation: Mornington Island Local Health Council
Project Description: In partnership with the Yippippi Gulf Indigenous Health Council (YGIHC), Mornington island Local Health Council’s YGIHC Social Marketing Project will provide training to Gulf community members to develop their own targeted local health promotion resources, such as health promotion DVDs, flyers and posters. The main aims of the project are to raise awareness that conditions such as heart disease, kidney disease, diabetes and stroke are not inevitable and how they can be prevented. Encouraging health checks for adults and children will be a major focus.
Location of activity: Doomadgee, MorningtonIsland, Burketown and Normanton, QLD
Organisation: North Coast Aboriginal Corporation for Community Health
Project Description #1: The Lifestyle Modification Program will run four times over a period of two years. Participants will be involved in regular physical activity and workshops about healthy shopping and cooking, the importance of physical activity and underlying issues including self esteem and mental health. Monthly health screenings will also be conducted, with incentives of fresh fruit and vegetables given to participants.
Location of activity: Sunshine Coast and Gympie, QLD
Project Description #2: NCACCH will expand its existing Well Person’s Health Check Days in Gympie and on the Sunshine Coast. The days will provide an opportunity for community members to receive a preventative health check, eat healthy food and see a healthy cooking demonstration, and undertake physical activities, with a particular focus on children. The events will also include traditional dancing, men’s and women’s workshops and traditional games for children.
Location of activity: Sunshine Coast and Gympie, QLD
Organisation: Torres Strait Islander Media Association
Project Description: The Live Longer Dance Kombat Project will provide a 1-2 day Dance Kombat session (including a motivational presentation), which will be conducted on each of the 14 Outer Torres Strait Islands, in Bamaga community, and on Thursday, Horn and Hammond Islands. These sessions will aim to motivate community members into changing their lifestyles through physical activity. Local community members will receive training to continue delivering classes and Radio 4MW will profile the activities on air.
Location of activity: Torres Strait Islands
Organisation: Bega Garnbirringu Aboriginal Health Service
Project Description: The project aims to establish a Mobile Community Engagement Vehicle, which will be used to deliver a range of themed health promotion activities to ten Aboriginal communities in the Goldfields region of WA. Different health themes will be chosen in consultation with the communities visited and will address nutrition, physical activity, use of health care services, social and emotional wellbeing, and substance misuse.
Location of activity: Goldfields region (Ngaanyatjarra Lands, Leonora, Esperance, Coolgardie, Kambalda, Laverton, Menzies andKalgoorlie), WA
Organisation: EON Foundation
Project Description: The EON Thriving Communities program will be delivered to six remote Indigenous communities in the Kimberley region of WA. The program aims to promote healthy lifestyle choices to reduce chronic disease and will include activities such as the creation and maintenance of local community gardens, education about nutrition and food hygiene, and the teaching of skills in home repair and maintenance skills for good hygiene.
Location of activity: Kimberley region (Djarindjin Lombadina, BeagleBay, One Arm Point, Looma, Noonkanbah, Kadjina), WA
Organisation: Goolarri Media Enterprises
Project Description #1: This project involves the production and promotion of a 15–20 minute educational DVD titled “Bran Nue Leg”. The DVD will address the issue of limb amputation due to complications from chronic diseases such as diabetes for Indigenous people in the Kimberley region. It will focus on primary and secondary prevention for diabetes and its sequelae.
Location of activity: Kimberley region, WA
Project Description #2: This project involves the development and promotion of a third series of Goolarri’s successful “Catch and Cook” series, which will target children and families and focus on delivering good nutrition through bush tucker and other traditional foods. In addition to being aired on Goolarri’s Broome-based station, the DVD will be provided to health services in the region and be available online, with a discussion forum and downloadable recipes and factsheets.
Location of activity: Kimberley region, WA
Organisation: Nindilingarri Cultural Health Services
Project Description: The Skutta Girls program will extend a pilot program targeting at-risk young women aged 12-18 years in the Fitzroy Crossing region and provide a safe space where participants can become engaged in fun activities and receive important health education information. These weekly sessions, which will be community developed and implemented, will focus on nutrition, sexual health, chronic disease management and prevention, and involve some light exercise.
Location of activity: Fitzroy Crossing, WA
Organisation: Wunan Foundation Inc
Project Description: Wunan, in partnership with Indigenous Hip Hop Projects, is delivering the “2011 East Kimberley-wide Indigenous Hip Hop Community Workshops”. The Hip Hop workshops will engage 12-18 year old Indigenous students by focusing on chronic disease issues in a creative format. This funding will be used to host a workshop in Warmun.
Location of activity: Warmun, WA
Organisation: Nganampa Health Council Inc
Project Description: Nganampa Health Council is producing a fifth installment in its series of UPK (Uwankarra Palyanyku Kanyintjaku) albums, UPK5. Previous albums have supported local musicians to produce themed albums to focus on issues such as sanitation, cultural health, petrol sniffing, suicide and employment. UPK5 will focus on chronic disease risk factors. The production of the album will also be filmed and a DVD will be produced that extends the reach of the healthy lifestyle and chronic disease prevention messages.
Location of activity: SA