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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin
 

Mai Wiru regional stores policy

 

Overview

The project aims to improve the health and wellbeing of Anangu tjuta (all Aboriginal people living on the APY Lands) by ensuring continuous access to safe, nutritious and affordable food as well as essential health items through community stores. Mai Wiru translates as 'good food' in Pitjantjatjara.

As well as providing access to healthy, affordable food and adequate refrigeration, the Mai Wiru policy ensures stores support health promotion and nutrition programs and the employment and training of Anangu workers under appropriate wages. The Mai Wiru regional stores policy is one of two APY Lands Council of Australian Governments' (COAG) trial projects led by the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing (DoHA). Nganampa Health has managed the project, with DoHA providing $1.5m of funding.

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Contacts

Mai Wiru Regional Stores Council Aboriginal Corporation
Alice Springs Office
3 Wilkinson Street
Alice Springs NT 0871
PO Box 4515
Alice Springs NT 0871
Ph: (08) 8950 6841
Fax: (08) 8953 8666
Email: office@maiwiru.org.au

Related publications

Bierbaum N[Editor] (2002)

Mai Wiru : process and policy Regional Stores Policy and associated regulations for the Anangu Pitjantjatjara lands (Part III).

Alice Springs: Nganampa Health Council

Balmer L, Butler R, Scales I (2008)

Mai Wiru Regional Stores Policy.

Paper presented at the National Nutrition Networks Conference 08: good tucker good health. 11-14 March 2008, Alice Springs, NT

Nganampa Health Council, Ngaanyatjarra Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Women's Council (2005)

Mai Wiru Regional Stores Policy and associated regulations for the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Lands, tjungarinkula marpitjanyi everyone going together down the same road, Strategic Implementation Plan.

Alice Springs: Nganampa Health Council, Ngaanyatjarra Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Women's Council

Nganampa Health Council, Ngaanyatjarra Pitjantjatjara Yankunytajatjara Women's Council (2002)

Mai wiru: process and policy, regional stores policy and associated regulations for the Anangu Pitjantjatjara lands.

Alice Springs: Nganampa Health Council, Ngaanyatjarra Pitjantjatjara Yankunytajatjara Women's Council

Nganampa Health Council, Ngaanyatjarra Pitjantjatjara Yankunytajatjara Women's Council (2002)

Mai wiru: regional stores regulations for the Anangu Pitjantjatjara lands.

Alice Springs: Nganampa Health Council, Ngaanyatjarra Pitjantjatjara Yankunytajatjara Women's Council

Lee A, Rainow S, Tregenza J, Tregenza L, Balmer L, Bryce S, Paddy M, Sheard J, Schomburgk D (2015)

Nutrition in remote Aboriginal communities: lessons from Mai Wiru and the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Lands.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; Early view(http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1753-6405.12419):

Tregenza J (2008)

The Mai Wiru Stores Policy: a community development model for remote store operations.

Paper presented at the National Nutrition Networks Conference 08: good tucker good health. 11-14 March 2008, Alice Springs, NT

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Last updated: 20 August 2015
 
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