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EON Healthy Homes



The EON Healthy Homes program, delivered by the Edge of Nowhere (EON) 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 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in remote communities. The program aims to address this by helping to prevent communicable diseases and providing homes that have 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


Edge of Nowhere (EON) Foundation
Unit 2, 245 Churchill Avenue
Subiaco WA 6008
Ph: (08) 9381 5403

Evaluated publications

KPMG Australia (2013)

Evaluation of the Thriving Communities program in six Kimberley communities: final report.

Perth, WA: EON Foundation

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


Last updated: 24 May 2017
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