The Foundation is currently working on the following projects:
Be Strong Series – Tackling Indigenous Smoking and Healthy Lifestyle
The Be Strong series includes a number of healthy lifestyle programs with a focus on prevention of and quitting smoking amongst Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
The series began in May 2013, broadcasting on the Rural Health Channel on Friday lunch-time with repeats the following Monday evening and Wednesday lunch.
For information and to view the programs online visit the Be Strong series webpage
A Unique and Valued Profession: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers
The Foundation has been funded by Health Workforce Australia – an Australian Government initiative to produce a multimedia DVD with television programs, printable resources, learning guides and short video clips. The Foundation worked with an Advisory Panel made up of representatives of peak professional bodies of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers including NATSIHWA, ATSIHTRON and NACCHO.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers are critical to improving the health and wellbeing of their people. They bring unique cultural skills and play a vital role that spans clinical intervention, health promotion and community outreach and liaison.
The multimedia package aims to showcase, inform and educate all health professionals on the role and function of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers. It aims to cultivate a greater understanding of their clinical skills and cultural knowledge, provide information about the national registration scheme and contribute to improved inter-professional relationships.
The package consists of: