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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin
 

Marmun pit stop risk assessment station

 

Overview

The Marmun pit stop risk assessment station program aims to provide a culturally appropriate health check service to respond to the specific health needs of Indigenous men.

The Marmun pit stop risk assessment station uses the extended metaphor of the body as a vehicle which needs to be maintained in the same way a car need to be serviced. Men are invited to health checks (termed 'pits') where their health needs are assessed and further recommendations for treatment ('service') are provided.

The program was developed by the Derbarl Yerrigan Aboriginal Health Service.

Abstract adapted from the Derbarl Yerrigan Aboriginal Health Service

Contacts

Derbal Yerrigan Aboriginal Health Service
156 Wittenoom St
East Perth WA 6004
Ph: (08) 9421 3888
Fax: (08) 9421 3884

Related publications

Huxtable J (2008)

Closing the gap: positive stories from Aboriginal medical services in Western Australia.

Perth: Oxfam Australia

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Last updated: 20 March 2013
 
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