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Goreen Narrkwarren Ngrn-toura – Healthy Family Air: a literature review to inform the VACCHO Smoking amongst Pregnant Aboriginal Women research project

Posted on: 11 August, 2010
Issue: Vol 10 No 3, July 2010 - September 2010
Related to Pregnancy Tobacco use

van der Sterren A, Goreen Narrkwarren Ngrn-toura – Healthy Family Air Project Team 2010 (2010)
Goreen Narrkwarren Ngrn-toura – Healthy Family Air: a literature review to inform the VACCHO Smoking
amongst Pregnant Aboriginal Women research project

Melbourne: Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation

This literature review informs the Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation’s (VACCHO) research project ‘Goreen Narrkwarren Ngrn-toura – Healthy Family Air’ (Reducing Smoking amongst Pregnant Aboriginal Women in Victoria: an holistic approach), funded by the Victorian Department of Health. The review includes information on what is known about why Indigenous women smoke before, during and after pregnancy, and why they might quit; and the types of activities and programs that could reduce smoking among pregnant Indigenous women.

Recommendations for tobacco control activities with pregnant Indigenous women included: training of Aboriginal Health Workers (AHWs) to enable them to deliver individual clinic-based control activities; program and policy development in organisations that work in with existing services, that support smoking cessation programs, and that support AHWs who smoke to quit; and community development activities that promote the unacceptability of smoking in Indigenous communities, that are holistic, that support pregnant women to quit, and that address social disadvantage.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

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