Health promotion plays a big role in community inclusion and development. By interacting with individuals in a culturally appropriate way we can help build the capacity of communities to improve their own health.
Our aim is to enable people to increase their control over, and to improve, their own health. We work towards eliminating preventable health issues by helping people make informed decisions. The health promotion team consult with the community and work with other members of the Public Health Section, other areas of Anyinginyi and external organisations.
Our health promotion activities target:
- personal hygiene
- alcohol and drug addictions
- Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD).
Sticking to the motto of“prevention is the solution”, health promotion events are organised in Tennant Creek and across the Barkly Region’s remote communities. We plan Health promotion events in line with key national dates, such as Diabetes Week and World No Tobacco Day, as well as for the needs of individual communities.
Our health promotion team is open to ideas and works in collaboration with all service providers.