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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin
 

Healthy weight program

 

Overview

The healthy weight program was a weight management and healthy lifestyle program targeting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in rural remote and urban communities.

The program was developed by the Tropical Public Health Unit nutrition teams in Cairns and Townsville as a primary prevention intervention to address the high incidence of diabetes and other lifestyle diseases among North Queensland Indigenous adults. The program ran from June 2004 to June 2005.

The living strong program, based on the healthy weight program, is currently still running in Queensland.

Contacts

Queensland Health
GPO Box 48
Brisbane Qld 4001
Ph:(07) 3234 0111

Evaluated publications

Dunn S, Dewis E (2001)

Healthy weight program evaluation, Queensland 1996-1999.

Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal; 25(4): 26-28

Tropical Public Health Network (2001)

Healthy weight program evaluation: summary report 1996-1999.

Brisbane: Queensland Health

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Last updated: 2 October 2013
 
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