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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin
 

Pretty in pink, a picnic in the park

 

Overview

This program involves raising awareness among Aboriginal women about breast cancer. One event to facilitate this is the successful national Pink ribbon day. Picnic in the park is a Pink ribbon day event where information is shared among Aboriginal women about the importance of mammograms and being breast aware. The day also includes hearing positive stories from breast cancer survivors. The program is driven by BreastScreen WA in conjunction with a number of organisations which can vary from year to year.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Contacts

BreastScreen WA
9th Floor, Eastpoint Plaza
233 Adelaide Terrace
Perth WA 6000
Ph: (08) 9323 6700
TTY: 1800 800 033
Appointments: 13 20 50
Fax: (08) 9323 6799
Email: breastscreenwa@health.wa.gov.au

Related publications

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

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Last updated: 7 February 2014
 
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