Skip to content

Key resources

  • Bibliography
    Bibliography
  • Health promotion
    Health promotion
  • Health practice
    Health practice
  • Yarning places
    Yarning places
  • Programs
    Programs
  • Organisations
    Organisations
  • Conferences
    Conferences
  • Courses
    Courses
  • Funding
    Funding
  • Jobs
    Jobs
Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin
 

Meriba Nerkep "Keeping the beat"

 

Overview

The number one killer of Torres Strait Islanders today is heart disease.

To address this problem a cardiac rehabilitation program was launched on Thursday Island in May 2009. The first program ran for six weeks with a multidisciplinary team consisting of a health worker, a dietitian, a social worker, a physiotherapist, a diabetes educator, and a pharmacist.

The sessions were held every Monday at the local gym, which has inkind support from the local council, enabling the classes to be held free of charge.
Results from the program include positive feedback from the community and improvements in the health of the clients who have participated in the program.

Each cycle of the program runs for six weeks, with new clients attending each cycle.

Evaluation of the program includes:

Contacts

Program Coordinator
Shanna E Nai
Email:Shanna_E_Nai@health.qld.gov.au

Links

 
Last updated: 13 May 2013
 
Return to top