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Tackling Indigenous Smoking Program evaluation: preliminary evaluation report

Posted on: 17 July, 2017
Issue: Vol 17 No 3, July 2017 – September 2017
Related to Policies Tobacco use

Cultural & Indigenous Research Centre Australia (2017)
Tackling Indigenous Smoking Program evaluation: preliminary evaluation report
Canberra: Australian Government Department of Health

The overall goal of the national Tackling Indigenous Smoking (TIS) program is to improve the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people through local population specific efforts to reduce harm from tobacco. The purpose of this preliminary report is to provide a mid-term evaluation of progress to date in implementing the first year of the three year (2015-2018) TIS program. This mid-term evaluation looks at progress to date of the TIS program, particularly in terms of regional grants delivering localised Indigenous tobacco interventions. It does not look at long-term impact in relation to a reduction of smoking rates at a national level.

Findings focus on:

  • the shift to TIS
  • community engagement and partnerships
  • localised health promotion
  • access to quit support
  • contribution to evidence base
  • National Best Practice Unit and TIS portal
  • governance and communications.

A number of key recommendations emerging from the evaluation are included in the report.

Abstract adapted from Cultural & Indigenous Research Centre Australia

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