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Relating to an existing Queensland weight loss program for Aboriginal women, this 10 week program has been designed to provide realistic and practical information for women facing social, emotional and financial difficulties and to support in taking control of their lives and making positive lifestyle changes.
The program is presented in a culturally appropriate manner and consists of 3 components: healthy activities, healthy eating and healthy lifestyles.
Health Promotion Unit
Population Health, Planning & Performance
North Coast Area Health Service
PO Box 498
Lismore NSW 2480
These resources were developed as part of the Healthy Eating Activities (and) Lifestyles (for) Indigenous Groups (HEALInG) program, an Indigenous-specific program that aims to provide practical information for women facing social, emotional and financial difficulties.
The program is designed to provide support to these women in making positive lifestyle changes and taking control of their lives, with a focus on healthy activies, healthy eating, healthy lifestyles, self esteem, goal setting and overcoming life barriers.
The facilitators handbook contains information necessary to set up and run a HEALInG program within an Indigenous community, and discusses:
The program manual contains a detailed overview of how the program is organised, providing information about each session participants will be taking part in, and how it will benefit them.
Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract