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The EON Healthy Homes program, delivered by the Edge of Nowhere Foundation, aims to link health and disease prevention components to personal and home hygiene.
A lack of appropriate and quality housing is a critical inhibitor to a healthy life for Indigenous people in remote communities, and the program aims to address this by helping to prevent communicable diseases, and providing homes with areas where healthy food can be stored and prepared in a safe way and where home conditions are conducive to good health. The program additionally teaches community members about home hygiene skills as well as providing the materials needed to keep homes safe and clean.
The EON healthy homes program hopes to achieve the following outcomes:
The EON Healthy Homes program is a component of the EON Thriving Communities program which also includes:
Abstract adapted from the Edge of Nowhere Foundation
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The Evaluation of the Thriving Communities Program in six Kimberley communities: final report aims to provide an assessment of the process and outcomes of the four EON Foundation programs ran in the communities of Djarindjin/Lombadian, Ardyaloon, Beagle Bay, Yungngora, Looma and Kadjina. The report aims to demonstrate the benefits of the program to the EON board and future funders, and reflect on lessons learnt.
The Thriving Communities Program consists of four components that are designed to reduce the risk of chronic disease:
The findings of the evaluation conclude that whilst program outcomes are hard to measure, a community development approach that values long term engagement is the method most likely to be effective in tackling chronic disease.
Abstract adapted from Edge of Nowhere (EON) Foundation