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The Goldfields Smoke Free procedure aimed to reduce tobacco exposure to Western Australia Country Health Service (WACHS) staff, patients and visitors. The Puyu wanti ('no smoking') project was part of this procedure and specifically targeted Aboriginal staff, patients and visitors of WACHS in Norseman, Laverton, Leonora, Menzies, Esperance and Kalgoorlie.
Specific strategies used in this project included:
- establishing relationships with, and the support and involvement of, communities
- consulting with the Aboriginal communities regarding the development of resources
- piloting promotional materials with key community members
- using appropriate media, such as community radio
- participating in staff WACHS meetings
- presenting information at staff communication forums
- providing smoking cessation programs.
Western Australia Country Health Service abstract
Western Australia Country Health Service
68 Picadilly Street
PO Box 716
Kalgoorlie WA 6430
Ph: (08) 9080 5710
Fax: (08) 9080 5724
Colbung V, Gilchrist D, Gatti S, Schulz A, Sorensen M (2007)
Goldfields smoke free project: Aboriginal population Puyu Wanti report 2007.
Perth, WA: Western Australian Country Health Service
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