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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin
 

Lifescripts: Indigenous resources (2009)

Author

Department of Health and Ageing

Publisher

Department of Health and Ageing

City

Canberra

Type

Resource package

 

Description

This resource kit focuses on the five lifestyle risk factors for chronic disease: smoking; poor nutrition; alcohol misuse; physical inactivity; and unhealthy weight. The kit contains evidence-based tools (based on research results) to enable general health practices to assist patients to modify and/or change their lifestyles. The resources include a:

The resources use pictures to illustrate the key messages. Topics covered are:

In 2013, the Department of Health decided to withdraw the Lifescripts resources from circulation as they are no longer considered to be consistent with the latest evidence and guidelines on nutrition, physical activity, smoking and alcohol consumption. The Department of Health is considering the future availability of the resources.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

When to use this resource

A full range of Lifescripts resources have been produced specifically for use with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The resources can be used by Aboriginal Health Workers, general practitioners and practice nurses within general practice or in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health care settings. The resources have been developed to assist health professionals address lifestyle risk factors for chronic disease with their clients.

The resources give health practitioners a way to discuss and create individual goals for their clients, and to organise support arrangements. It gives the practitioners information on:

Contact details

Department of Health and Ageing
GPO Box 9848
Canberra ACT 2601
Central Office telephone enquiries
Ph: (02) 6289 1555
Freecall: 1800 020 103
Email: enquiries@health.gov.au

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Last updated: 22 October 2014
 
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