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NBPU TIS: Update 13

What does NBPU TIS do?

The NBPU TIS has been established to provide tailored support to organisations funded under the national Tackling Indigenous Smoking programme.
The NBPU TIS can assist organisations with TIS-related matters, such as:
  • accessing research, information and resources on tobacco control
  • developing Action Plans for TIS activities
  • developing performance indicators and monitoring the impact of TIS activities
  • accessing relevant training and networking opportunities (such as brief intervention training, smoking cessation workshops)
The NBPU TIS is not expected to assist with organisational matters such as business administration or governance.

Queensland Jurisdictional Workshop - Brisbane

On Tuesday 14th June 2016, the NBPU TIS hosted the very first Jurisdictional workshop in Brisbane, Qld.  The workshop was attended by over 30 people and so far, feedback has been wonderful.  Participants briefly heard from QuitLine and HealthInfoNet and the support they can offer to the TIS workers, before everyone work-shopped ideas around effective strategies for TIS.  They also learnt more about the Data Collection methods and tips on how to get the best out of particular methods and its associated indicator and how to measure as per each of these indicators.

Top: The group! 
Bottom: Roydon Fagan (Quitline) and Aletia Twist (Apunipima)

Top: Tom Calma AO, Desley Thompson and Adrian Carson and
Bottom: Lee Lingwoodock and Jenny-lee Carr (Carbal Medical Service)

Planning is underway for the rest of the Jurisdictional Workshops with working groups being formed from each State/Territory.  The next one will be held in Melbourne, Victoria on Wednesday 27th July, 2016 for grant recipients from Victoria and Tasmania.

Organisational visits

Awabakal - Newcastle

NBPU TIS Liaison Officer, Allan Miller and Impact Assessment Team member, Sarah Dyer had a very productive meeting at Awabakal in Newcastle last week. 

The group work-shopped measuring activities and discussed how to build effective linkages and networks across the broader workforce.  Staff was enthused about further developing their activities within the region and are very excited to put the theory into practice.

Left to right:  Rod Smith, Toni Johnston and Ray Kelly

Griffith Aboriginal Medical Service – Griffith

NBPU TIS Manager, Desley Thompson and Impact Assessment Team member, Steve Fisher also visited Griffith Aboriginal Medical Service to not only welcome the new TIS Co-ordinator, Kevin Newman to the job, but to also provide him and the TIS team with an overview of the new TIS program, support in the development of the Action Plan and ideas around measuring outcomes.

Left to right: Steve Fisher and TIS Co-ordinator, Kevin Newman

Friendly reminder

Some organisations have Action Plans due on the Thursday 30th June, 2016.  Please do not hesitate to contact the NBPU TIS if you require assistance in finalising your Action Plan.   We would love to receive some next week, so we aren’t rushed in the last few days.  Thank you.

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