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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin
 

Road to good health

 

Overview

The Road to good health course is a type 2 diabetes prevention program for Aboriginal people and their families. The course is the cornerstone of the Aboriginal Life! program and supports participants to make healthy lifestyle changes.

The Aboriginal Life! program is an extension of the overarching Life! Taking action on diabetes program coordinated by Diabetes Australia - Vic (DA-Vic) and funded by the Victorian Government.

DA-Vic introduced the Aboriginal Life! program to address the needs of the Aboriginal community. It is built on a diabetes prevention program initially adapted and piloted by Goulburn Valley Division of General Practice together with Rumbalara Aboriginal Cooperative, called the Road to good health course. The Road to good health course is run by Aboriginal health workers and health services. The course consists of a series of six group sessions designed to help people make long term lifestyle changes, such as choosing healthier foods and drinks and being more physically active. The sessions are interactive and tailored to each group's needs.

Aboriginal Health Workers (and other health professionals who work with Aboriginal communities) who have attended Aboriginal Life! facilitator training can deliver the Road to good health course.

Contacts

Life! Taking Action on Diabetes program
Diabetes Australia - Victoria
206 Queensberry Street
Carlton Vic 3053
Ph: (03) 8648 1880
Fax: (03) 9667 1757
Email: lifeteam@diabetesvic.org.au

Health Promotion Officer - Aboriginal and Cultural Diversity
Life! Taking Action on Diabetes program
Diabetes Australia - Victoria
206 Queensberry Street
Carlton Vic 3053
Ph: (03) 8648 1825
Fax: (03) 9667 1757
Email: ralexander@diabetesvic.org.au

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Last updated: 6 August 2013
 
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