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Carbal Medical Services
We would like to Welcome a new TIS team member Melissa Chalmers a new staff member for Carbal Medical Services in the Warwick Office, Queensland TIS Team. We Look forward to working with you!
Also, check out Cabal's website http://carbal.com.au/tackling-indigenous-smoking/ and Facebook page!
Sunrise Health Service
After careful consideration and consultation with community people and Sunrise and Roper Gulf Regional Council staff, Sunrise would like to introduce Davin Hall as our first Ngukurr “champion”
In line with the Tackling Indigenous Smoking program and conducive to one of the programme delivery aims: “Community understands the Health impacts of smoking and the options that can be taken to reduce or cease smoking”, was an activity to Identify and support Local Champions to promote awareness and risk of smoking and to “Live a Healthy Lifestyle”.
Position: Intensive Family Support worker, Sunrise Health
Sporting achievements: Captain Ngukurr AFL team. Team member of the Darwin Southern Districts AFL team.
Davin is a non-smoker (is very conscious of the high rates of indigenous smokers in community) and supportive of displaying no smoking and smoke free car stickers on his personal vehicle.
Davin is a very capable young man and has shown he has the potential to become a mentor and role model within Ngukurr, especially for the younger and more impressionable members of the community identified as high risk. It is hoped that Davin will become an integral link between this targeted group and the Ngukurr CBW’s so the relevant support and information regarding the negatives of tobacco can be provided.
Sunrise Health Service Aboriginal Corporations Barunga Clinic’s Designated Smoking Area completed in conjunction with SHSAC T.I.S program and the Roper Gulf Regional Councils CDP Programme in line with their Action Plans Aim: “SHSAC consistently demonstrates the ‘Gudawe Daga (Eat Well), Jidan Strong Bala (Stay Fit), Numo Smoke (Don’t Smoke)motto and campaign to raise awareness and strengthen the message of leading a healthy lifestyle by making the right choices” and the Expected Outcome of “Smoking only takes place in designated smoking areas”. Also the Aim: “To reduce exposure by community members to second hand smoke throughout the SHSAC Region” and the activity “Promote smoke free community areas and events working with schools, CBW’s, Police, Night Patrol, champions and other community providers”.