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Work it out! is a chronic disease self management program that aims close the life expectancy gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians through addressing chronic disease.
The group program adopts a holistic view of Indigenous health and utilises an inter-professional health partnership approach to aid in chronic disease self management in South-Eastern Queensland.
The 12 week program includes:
The program also has a research component which monitors both qualitative and quantitative health indicators including blood pressure, blood glucose and social and emotional wellbeing. Since it's inception in 2011, the program has shown statistically significant improvements for these indicators.
This program is an initiative of the Institute for Urban Indigenous Health.
Abstract adapted from Public Health Association Australia
Institute for Urban Indigenous Health
23 Edgar Street
Bowen Hills QLD 4006
Ph: (07) 3648 9500
Fax: (07) 3252 9851