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The Aboriginal Road To Good Health Program is a type 2 diabetes prevention program for Victorian Aboriginal people and their families. The program is the cornerstone of the Aboriginal life! Program and supports participants identified at high risk of diabetes to take a healthier life approach.
The program aims to help people make sustainable lifestyle changes like choosing healthier food and drink, and being more physically active, which helps reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, and other problems such as heart disease and high blood pressure.
Key learnings from the program include:
The program is free for participants and is run in a number of communities across Victoria by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health Workers and other health professionals.
In early 2016, the Victorian Aboriginal Health Service (VAHS) Healthy Lifestyle and Tackling Tobacco Team worked in collaboration with Diabetes Victoria Life! Team to integrate Life's Aboriginal Road to Good Health Program into a Six Week Challenge for VAHS.
Abstract adapted from Diabetes Australia (Victoria)
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