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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin
 

Indigenous storybook

 

Overview

The Indigenous storybook project allows Aboriginal peoples to share their public health experiences in a friendly, non-threatening way. The project will be a record of the work being completed by Aboriginal peoples in public health and related professions throughout Western Australia. The storybook aims to:

Each edition of the storybook will focus on a different region of Western Australia with detailed information on programs, organisations, and individuals.

Abstract adapted from the Public Health Advocacy Institute of Western Australia

Contacts

Public Health Advocacy Institute of Western Australia
Faculty of Health Science
Curtin University
GPO Box U1987
Perth WA 6845
Ph: (08) 9266 9078
Fax: (08) 9266 9244
Email: phaiwa@curtin.edu.au

Related publications

Public Health Advocacy Institute of WA (2011)

The West Australian Indigenous storybook : celebrating and sharing good news stories : the Kimberley and Pilbara edition.

Perth, WA: Public Health Advocacy Institute of WA

The West Australian Indigenous storybook (The storybook) is the first in a series of Indigenous storybooks showcasing the achievements of Indigenous communities and people across Western Australia. The stories are from the Kimberley and Pilbara regions. The stories of programs contained within The storybook cover a range of social, economic, health and environmental health achievements. The intention of each program was to improve the quality of life and wellbeing of Indigenous people.

The storybook shares both the successes and failures of the programs, and it is hoped that this will encourage a change in how Indigenous programs are planned, delivered and disseminated.

The storybook covers a range of programs including:

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Public Health Advocacy Institute of WA (2013)

The West Australian Indigenous storybook : celebrating and sharing good news stories : the Mid-West / Pilbara edition.

3rd ed. Perth, WA: Public Health Advocacy Institute of WA

Public Health Advocacy Institute of Western Australia's third edition of the WA Indigenous storybook has compiled a collection of positive stories that celebrate the achievements of Indigenous people in the Midwest and Pilbara regions of Western Australia (WA). The 13 diverse stories in the third edition highlight and address issues affecting Indigenous people and communities across the two regions and discuss topics about leadership, environmental health, community gardens and employment, the importance of language and personal journeys.

Abstract adapted from the Public Health Advocacy Institute of WA

Public Health Advocacy Institute of WA (2012)

The West Australian Indigenous storybook : celebrating and sharing good news stories : the Perth and Peel Regions edition.

2nd ed. Perth, WA: Public Health Advocacy Institute of WA

The West Australian Indigenous storybook: celebrating and sharing good news stories: the Perth and Peel Regions edition celebrates the achievement of Indigenous and non-Indigenous people and organisations across the state of Western Australia (WA) in contributing to the health and social wellbeing of Indigenous people.

This edition of the storybook - the second in a series produced by the Public Health Advocacy Institute of WA - focuses on the Perth and Peel regions of WA, and contains 13 stories. The stories showcase programs and initiatives over a range of social, economic, health and environmental health areas that aim to improve the quality of life and wellbeing of Indigenous people.

Abstract adapted from the Public Health Advocacy Institute of Western Australia

Public Health Advocacy Institute of WA (2013)

The West Australian Indigenous storybook : celebrating and sharing good news stories: the Goldfields / Esperance and Great Southern edition.

Perth, WA: Public Health Advocacy Institute of WA

This is the fourth edition of the West Australian Indigenous storybook, showcasing the achievements of Indigenous communities and people across Western Australia. These stories are from the Goldfields/Esperance and South West regions. The stories of programs contained within The storybook cover a range of social, economic, health and environmental health achievements.

The book features 13 stories, including three from the remote Ngaanyatjarra Lands, all of which focus on individuals or programs and projects run throughout WA. The stories outline how these people and projects are making a difference to the quality of life and wellbeing of people in Indigenous communities.

The storybook shares both the successes and failures of the programs, and it is hoped that this will encourage a change in how Indigenous programs are planned, delivered and disseminated.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Public Health Advocacy Institute of WA (2014)

The West Australian Indigenous storybook : celebrating and sharing good news stories: the Kimberley edition.

Perth, WA: Public Health Advocacy Institute of WA

This is the fifth edition of the West Australian Indigenous storybook, showcasing the achievements of Indigenous communities and people across Western Australia (WA). These stories are from the Kimberley region of WA. This edition features stories that describe eco-tourism and cultural tours, media facilities, environmental stewardship, healthy communities and social programs. The storybook aims to:

The book features 14 stories, all of which focus on individuals or programs. They outline how these people and projects are making a difference to the quality of life and wellbeing of people in Indigenous communities.

Abstract adapted from Public Health Advocacy Institute of Western Australia

Public Health Advocacy Institute of WA (2015)

The West Australian Indigenous storybook: celebrating and sharing good news stories: the Gascoyne edition.

6th ed. Perth: Public Health Advocacy Institute of WA

This is the sixth edition of the West Australian Indigenous storybook, showcasing the achievements of Indigenous communities and people across Western Australia (WA). The stories in this edition are from the Gascoyne region of WA, including Carnarvon and the Shark Bay area. This edition features stories about a men's group, youth services, an environmental health clean-up, dance and jewellery-making workshops, an eco-tourism initiative and a community group. It also includes memoirs from two local Elders about growing up in the area.

The purpose of the six storybooks in the series is to showcase community-based programs that could be replicated in other communities to improve or influence the social determinants of health. Many stories highlight that local solutions are often the most effective. The storybooks share both the successes and failures of the programs and embrace a holistic view of health.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

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Last updated: 5 June 2015
 
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