The Health Promotion team focusses on chronic disease prevention, diabetes education and nutrition related diseases.
The team visits large number of school groups to talk about diet and nutrition, physical activity, tobacco cessation, health and hygiene, sexual health, mental health, food security and alcohol and other drug awareness.
The health promotion team is responsible for the coordination of many events that occur throughout the year. These may be major events such as Sorry Day, Close the Gap Day, Harmony day, NAIDOC Celebrations, Homeless Connect and Picnic in the Park, as well as other important community events.
Our primary and continual aim is to improve the health and wellbeing of our clients and support as many Indigenous individuals, families and small groups as we can, with community support, interaction and with the guidance of our clients that are the experts.
The most essential and important aspect of our work is the ongoing dialogue with our clients that remains respectful, productive and fun. The program continues to grow and expand.
A new structure in 2018-19 will see the health promotion team combining with clinical outreach for a more coordinated approach towards the preventive and early intervention activities we implement across our catchment area.