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The Minister for Indigenous health, Mr Warren Snowdon has announced the latest round of grant recipients for the Local community campaigns to promote better Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health (Live longer! campaign).
The grant projects, funded by the Australian Government, are part of a $21.3 million social marketing program, the Live longer! campaign, which tackles chronic disease with health promotion activities.
Thirty-six new health promotion projects will be funded from all over Australia, aimed at increasing awareness of chronic disease and promoting better health to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
The Live longer! campaign is a program that is part of the $805.5 million Indigenous Chronic Disease Package (ICDP). The ICDP aims to reduce key risk factors for chronic disease, improve chronic disease management and follow up, and increase the capacity of the primary care workforce to deliver effective care to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with chronic diseases.
'The Live longer! campaign involves local communities exploring new ways to combat and prevent chronic disease by addressing nutrition, physical exercise, quitting smoking and having regular health check-ups,' Minister Snowdon said.
Source: Department of Health & Ageing