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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin
 

Koori walkabout

 

Overview

Koori walkabout group was an initiative of the Tharawal Aboriginal Corporation and was run weekly from 2007. The group was registered with the National Heart Foundation walking groups, and ran group walks for 30-45 minutes each week and walk a different route to ensure variety.

Participants underwent a thorough health check and medical clearance before commencing the classes.

The Tharawal Aboriginal Corporation currently promote many different physical activity and healthy lifestyle initiatives.

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Contacts

Tharawal Aboriginal Corporation
187 Riverside Drive
Airds NSW 2560
Ph: (02) 4628 4837
Fax: (02) 4625 6278

Related publications

Aboriginal Health and Medical Research Council of NSW (2009)

10 out of 10 deadly health stories - nutrition and physical activity.

Surry Hills, NSW: Aboriginal Health and Medical Research Council of NSW

The 10 out of 10 deadly health stories - nutrition and physical activity booklet presents 10 successful nutrition and physical activity programs from NSW Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services (ACCHSs). Programs ranged from cooking classes (Cooking classes for diabetes program) and teaching of life skills (Healthy lifestyle and weight management program), to community based activities (Fruit and vegetable program and market garden and Building healthy communities project). Despite the diversity in health topics they all shared several features, namely all were developed and tailored to meet needs identified by the Aboriginal communities in which the ACCHSs are located, and all have taken a 'holistic' approach.

The booklet was developed, produced and distributed by the Aboriginal Health and Medical Research Council (AHMRC) of NSW and funding was provided by the Australian Department of Health and Ageing.

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Last updated: 27 September 2013
 
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