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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin
 

Kalgoorlie to Perth pipeline challenge

 

Overview

The Kalgoorlie to Perth pipeline challenge was a joint project between the Northern Goldfields Public Health Unit and the Education Department of Western Australia (WA) that took place in 1999. The Pipeline challenge, which involved teachers and students from schools in WA's Goldfields region, aimed to dispel the belief among young Indigenous people that diabetes is inevitable, and to increase participation in physical activity among students.

The project was based on the Canning stock route challenge project. Classes 'virtually traveled' along the Kalgoorlie to Perth pipeline by participating in 15-minute sessions of physical activity. Teachers also presented healthy lifestyle lessons to students.

Schools were given support from public health services and received a pack of resources consisting of:

The project achieved the following:

Funding for the project launch, publicity costs, stationary costs and prizes was supplied by Healthway.

Abstract adapted from Healthway

Contacts

Healthway
Ground floor
24 Outram Street
PO Box 1284
West Perth WA 6872
Ph: (08) 9476 7000
Fax: (08) 9324 1145
Email: healthway@healthway.wa.gov.au

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Last updated: 4 October 2013
 
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