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A snapshot of the development of anti-tobacco messages for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities – report from an Australian national survey

Posted on: 10 February, 2014
Issue: Vol 14 No 1, January 2014 – March 2014
Related to Health promotion Tobacco use Research

Gould GS (2013)
A snapshot of the development of anti-tobacco messages for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities – report from an Australian national survey
Cairns: James Cook University

This publication reports on a national survey to determine current practices used in the development of tobacco control messages by organisations in Australia providing anti-tobacco programs for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Forty-seven people from 44 different organisations including Aboriginal medical services, government and non-government organisations, and universities were interviewed about their programs.

This study aimed to fill an important knowledge gap in the way messages and accompanying resources are being produced and disseminated. Analysis of the data gained from the survey will enable contributions towards making future recommendations for best practice. The authors recommend refinement of evaluation, pre-empting cultural challenges, and synergy by partnerships to achieve the goal of closing the gap on Indigenous health caused by tobacco smoking.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

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