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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin
 

From little things, good teeth grow

 

Overview

From little teeth, good things grow is a health promotion program created for Indigenous children in the Top End of the NT. This program ran in partnership with the Nutrition and physical activity program and underlined the interaction between oral health and nutrition. The aims of the program included:

This program produced a culturally-appropriate, community-involved DVD which featured respected members of the community and professional Australian footballers. The ongoing train-the-trainer programs demonstrate the sustainability of the program. This program provideds an example of a sustainable oral health promotion program in a remote Indigenous community in Australia.

Contacts

Jacqui Brown
Northern Territory Government
Tiwi NT 0811
Email: jacqui.brown@nt.gov.au

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Last updated: 5 July 2010
 
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