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The ATRAC Yarning Tool: Where are we in tackling tobacco in our Service and for our mob?

Posted on: 16 May, 2016
Issue: Vol 16 No 2, April 2016 – June 2016
Related to Health promotion Tobacco use Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers

Aboriginal Health and Medical Research Council of NSW (2016)
The ATRAC Yarning Tool: Where are we in tackling tobacco in our Service and for our mob?
Sydney: Aboriginal Health and Medical Research Council of NSW

This tool was developed to support a range of staff members and managers working in Aboriginal community controlled health services (ACCHSs) who are working towards strengthening tobacco resistance and control efforts.

The tool is designed to:

  • guide appropriate discussions on the opportunities to strengthen Aboriginal tobacco resistance and control
  • assist future planning and activity of Aboriginal tobacco resistance and control activities
  • promote the use of the tool to tackle tobacco at a community level.

A major concept of the tool is the process of planning, doing, studying and acting. The tool has been designed primarily for ACCHS staff who are directly involved in tobacco resistance and control activities, however it will also be relevant for a broad range of stakeholders including Aboriginal leaders and communities, government agencies, non-government organisations and a range of other health and related organisations.

The ATRAC yarning tool: where are we in tackling tobacco in our service and for our mob? was developed by the Aboriginal Health & Medical Research Council (AH&MRC) of New South Wales as part of the AH&MRC tobacco resistance and control program (A-TRAC).

Abstract adapted from Aboriginal Health & Medical Research Council

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