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Cancer awareness: a training resource for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander workers (2004)


Cancer Council NSW


Cancer Council NSW


Kings Cross, New South Wales


Resource package



The Cancer Council of New South Wales has developed a resource to train Aboriginal Health Workers in the causes, treatment and support of Aboriginal people with cancer. Developed in consultation with Aboriginal Health Workers across New South Wales, the package, written in plain language, is a comprehensive training resource for Aboriginal Health Workers to plan and facilitate workshops for their colleagues.
The resource includes:

Note: The authors have advised that the statistics in session three (PDF attached) are out of date and users should check for updated statistics.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

When to use this resource

The Cancer awareness resource package has been developed primarily for Aboriginal Health Workers who work with Aboriginal people diagnosed with cancer. It will help them to plan and present workshops which focus on cancer education. It will give them an understanding of the impact of cancer in their communities, and help to reduce the burden of the disease.

Contact details

The Cancer Council NSW
153 Dowling Street
Woolloomooloo NSW 2011
PO Box 572
Kings Cross NSW 1340
Ph: (02) 9334 1900
Email: general enquiry form


Last updated: 10 November 2014
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