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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin
 

Hero rewards

 

Overview

Hero rewards is a Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Health Council (QAIHC) program that supports Indigenous community members to improve the ways in which they look after their health.

The program aims to improve the health of Indigenous people through promoting and encouraging the use of follow up care services, and services that are available through local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Controlled Health Services. Key campaign objectives include:

The eight key messages that the program promotes are:

An interactive website offers members a health check tool, a way to register for a health check, and contact information for Aboriginal and Islander Community Controlled Health Services (AICCHS) in Queensland. The website also includes resources for health professionals and centres.

The initiative is part of the Australian Government's Indigenous chronic disease package (ICDP) program which supports and encourages general practices and Indigenous health services to provide improved health care services for Indigenous Australians, with a focus on tackling Indigenous chronic disease and Indigenous health care.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Contacts

Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Health Council
21 Buchanan Street
West End Qld 4101
PO Box 3205
South Brisbane Qld 4101
Ph: (07) 3328 8500
Fax: (07) 3844 1544
Email: herorewards@qaihc.com.au

Related publications

Davis T (2013)

Evaluation of the Hero rewards – the choice is yours campaign for The Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Health Council (QAIHC).

Brisbane: Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Health Council

Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Health Council (2011)

Hero rewards.

Retrieved 2011 from http://www.herorewards.com.au/

Hero rewards is a Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Health Council (QAIHC) resource that supports Indigenous community members to improve the ways in which they look after their health.

An interactive website offers members a health check tool, a way to register for a health check, and contact information for Aboriginal and Islander Community Controlled Health Services (AICCHS) in Queensland.

The website also includes resources for health professionals and centres:

The initiative is part of the Australian Government's Indigenous chronic disease package (ICDP) program which supports and encourages general practices and Indigenous health services to provide improved health care services for Indigenous Australians, with a focus on tackling Indigenous chronic disease and Indigenous health care.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

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Last updated: 5 February 2014
 
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