Croakey readers are invited to join Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services in New South Wales in a Twitter Festival focused on tobacco control initiatives and successes across Australia.
Please encourage your networks and organisations to support the event by following the discussion and retweeting as much as possible.
Bookmark this Twitter list to follow guest tweeters and learn more from community leaders and organisations across the tobacco control space.
World No Tobacco Day program
(All times are AEST)
8am – 8.15am – Launch
#CommunityControl #YourHealthYourFuture moderators:
Amy McQuire (8am-1pm) @amymcquire
Tim Senior (8am-11am) @timsenior
Hayley McQuire (11am-1pm) @HayleyMcQuire
8.15-8.45am – Introductions
Aboriginal Health & Medical Research Council: Your health Your Future, the strengths of the Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service sector
8.45-9.00am – National Perspective
National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation: Tobacco Control from the Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service sector nationally
9.00-9.30am – Celebrating success in tobacco control initiatives in the South Coast region of NSW
Waminda South Coast Women’s Health and Welfare Aboriginal Corporation
9.30-10.00am – Linking Tobacco Control & Culture (concurrent sessions)
• Cancer Institute NSW
• Aboriginal Quitline
10.00-10.30am – International Perspective
10.30- 10.45am – Empowering Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women to be smoke-free during pregnancy
10.45-11.15am – Recap
The moderators wrap the discussions so far. And introducing Hayley McQuire.
11.15-11.30am – Ready Mob
Galambila Aboriginal Medical Service
The Tackling Indigenous Smoking program team Ready Mob, are a federally funded program based out of Galambila Aboriginal Health Service in Coffs Harbour, covering the Mid North Coast region from Coffs Harbour through to Port Macquarie.
Ready Mob is a health promotion team utilising population health strategies to tackle smoking norms across the Mid North Coast and to increase awareness of tobacco related harms and quit supports.
Ready Mob released a brand new campaign Mid-May ‘Who are you sharing your smoke with’, which is a campaign aimed at increasing awareness around the harms of second and third hand smoke especially to young people who are more likely to be exposed and suffer the consequences. Featuring local community members in recognisable places across the region, this is a community driven strategy to increase awareness.
The TV commercial is being shown on the WIN network and the actors are featured on posters, flyers and fact sheets including highway billboards, with a call to action leading community to go on to the Ready Mob website to enter into a NRL Grand Final Prize Package.
During World No Tobacco Day, the Ready Mob team will be manning five different health promotion displays across the region, showing the TV commercial and educating community on tobacco related harms for both the smoker and passive smokers.
11.30-11.45am – Riverina Medical and Dental Aboriginal Corporation
AH&MRC tweeting live from RivMed: Celebrating success in tobacco control initiatives in the Riverina region NSW
11.45-12.15pm – iSISTAQUIT
Dr Gillian Gould: Successes in reducing the incidence of smoking during pregnancy
12.15-12.30pm – A GP’s perspective
Dr Tim Senior
12.30-12.45pm – Live from Redfern
@ahmrc will live tweet from Redfern Aboriginal Medical Service and their World No Tobacco Day Community Event.
12.45-1.00pm – Wrapping It Up
Amy McQuire @amymcquire
Hayley McQuire @HayleyMcQuire