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Deadly choices

 

Overview

The Deadly choices program has been developed by the Institute of Urban Indigenous Health (IUIH) and comprises an eight week health education and capacity development course. The program primarily targets young people aged 15 to 18 years and encourages participants to be positive role models and mentors for their family, peer group and community in leading a healthy lifestyle. It comprises eight modules:

Four schools within South East Queensland have implemented the program and it has been incorporated into the curriculum of two schools. In 2011/2012 the program is being extended to an additional five schools. It has also been adapted for use with other community groups, including men's and women's groups.

An advertising campaign has been developed to promote the program. The Deadly choices campaign encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to make deadly (healthy) choices to tackle chronic disease and smoking. The campaign videos promote:

Abstract adapted from Institute of Urban Indigenous Health

Contacts

Institute of Urban Indigenous Health
23 Edgar Street
Bowen Hills Qld 4006
Ph: (07) 3648 9500
Fax: (07) 3252 9851

Related publications

IUIH Preventative Health Business Unit (2012)

Deadly Choices TV commercials.

: Institute for Urban Indigenous Health

The Institute of Urban Indigenous Health (IUIH) has produced two videos as part of their Deadly choices program. The program targets young people aged 15 to 18 years and encourages them to be positive role models and mentors for their family, peer group and community in leading a healthy lifestyle. The videos encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to make deadly (healthy) choices to tackle chronic disease and smoking. The videos promote:

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

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Last updated: 5 March 2014
 
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