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A culturally appropriate ear health promotion resource for parents and caregivers of Aboriginal children has been selected as a finalist in this year's Western Australian (WA) Health Awards.
Developed by the Aboriginal Health team, Child and Adolescent Community Health of the Child and Adolescent Health Service and the WA Country Health Service, Happy little ears was one of 31 finalists selected from a competitive field of 80 nominations.
Happy little ears will compete in the category of Excellence in Health Promotion and Early Intervention, with winners announced during the awards dinner to be held on the evening of 15 November 2012 at the Perth Convention Exhibition Centre.
The resource aims to improve understanding of the importance of ear health and includes tissues and soap and a story book about an Aboriginal family, all contained in a colourful library bag for children.
To date 3000 copies of the resource have been distributed and an additional 4000 reprinted.
Source: Government of Western Australia, Department of Health