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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin
 

EON thriving communities program

 

Overview

The aim of the EON thriving communities program is the promotion of healthy lifestyle choices to reduce chronic disease. There are four components to the program:

Several remote Indigenous communities in the Kimberley region of Western Australia are taking part in the project. Not all communities are currently participating in all components of the program. The first step is implementing EON edible gardens, which form the foundation of EON thriving communities.

Abstract adapted from Edge of Nowhere Foundation

Contacts

EON Foundation Inc.
1292 Hay Street
PO Box 1100
West Perth WA 6872
Ph: (08) 6313 5700
Email: christine.stott@eon.org.au
Email: cdemori@eon.org.au

Evaluated publications

KPMG Australia (2013)

Evaluation of the Thriving Communities program in six Kimberley communities: final report.

Perth, WA: EON Foundation

The Evaluation of the Thriving Communities program in six Kimberley communities: final report aims to provide an assessment of the process and outcomes of the four EON Foundation programs ran in the communities of Djarindjin/Lombadian, Ardyaloon, Beagle Bay, Yungngora, Looma and Kadjina. The report aims to demonstrate the benefits of the program to the EON board and future funders, and reflect on lessons learnt.

The Thriving Communities program consists of four components that are designed to reduce the risk of chronic disease:

The findings of the evaluation conclude that whilst program outcomes are hard to measure, a community development approach that values long term engagement is the method most likely to be effective in tackling chronic disease.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

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Last updated: 22 October 2013
 
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