Tobacco resistance and control (A-TRAC) program
The Aboriginal Health and Medical Research Council (AH&MRC) Tobacco resistance and control (A-TRAC) program aims to reduce smoking rates for Aboriginal people in New South Wales (NSW) by:
- shifting community attitudes away from the belief that smoking is normal
- increasing capacity of NSW Aboriginal community controlled health services (ACCHS) to undertake tobacco resistance and control activities
- increasing people's self-efficacy in their ability to quit smoking
- developing new and strengthening existing partnerships with key stakeholders.
A range of strategies are employed by A-TRAC to achieve these goals. These are to:
- conduct the Kick the habit social marketing project
- produce the Aboriginal tobacco resistance tool kit for ACCHS
- establish an Aboriginal tobacco resistance network
- conduct an annual A-TRAC symposium
- conduct a series of skill building forums for ACCHS staff working in the area of tobacco control
- contribute to and deliver an accredited training package through the Aboriginal Health College
- establish an A-TRAC advisory group
- establish a state-wide NSW Aboriginal partnership tobacco resistance and control committee.
The A-TRAC program is funded by NSW Ministry of Health and was established in 2009-2010.
Abstract adapted from Aboriginal Health and Medical Research Council of NSW
Aboriginal Health and Medical Research Council of NSW
66 Wentworth Avenue
Surry Hills NSW 2010
PO Box 1565
Strawberry Hills NSW 2012
Ph: (02) 9212 4777
Fax: (02) 9212 7211
To contact the A-TRAC team directly use the email form on their website (see link below).
Aboriginal Health and Medical Research Council of NSW (2012)
2012 A-TRAC symposium Smoke Free Futures presentations.
Paper presented at the 2nd AH & MRC Tobacco Resistance and Control Symposium: Smoke Free Futures. 8-9th August 2012,