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This program enables Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities to run locally-driven health promotion projects to help people make healthy lifestyle choices and reduce the risk of chronic disease. It is one of 14 measures under the Indigenous chronic disease package; part of the Australian Government's contribution to the Council of Australian Government's (COAG) Closing the Gap targets.
The Local community campaigns program aims to:
The Local community campaigns grant funding has been introduced to provide funding for communities who wish to implement a Local community campaign in their area. The Department has engaged communications consultants Cox Inall Ridgeway to provide national support to communities, and to assist applicants with the development and submission of grant applications.
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This Community health action pack can be used by anyone who wants to run a health promotion project to improve Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples' health and wellbeing.
This may include:
The pack is designed to be flexible so that communities and organisations can use it to suit their own needs. It includes templates, examples, checklists and tips to help with planning a health promotion project.
The pack has been developed as part of the Local community campaigns to promote better Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health program, a measure under the Australian Government's Indigenous chronic disease package. However, it is not limited to those taking part in the Local community campaigns program and has been designed with broad use in mind.
Adapted from Department of Health and Ageing