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Providing the evidence base to reduce harmful AOD use in
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities
The NBPU TIS has been established to provide tailored support to organisations funded under the national Tackling Indigenous smoking programme.
The NBPU TIS can assist organisations with TIS-related matters, such as:
The NBPU TIS is not expected to assist with organisational matters such as business administration or governance.
A consortium led by Ninti One Ltd is operating the NBPU TIS, including the Health Research Institute at the University of Canberra, the Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet based at Edith Cowan University, and the Smoking Research Unit at the University of Sydney.
The NBPU TIS Advisory Group provides strategic advice to the NBPU TIS in relation to:
Membership of the Advisory Group comprises representatives from health organisations, the Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Sector, the primary health care sector, the tobacco control sector and more. The Chair is appointed by invitation.
The term of the NBPU TIS Advisory Group is from early 2016 until June 2018. Meetings are held at least three times per year. Summaries of the meetings are published as an Advisory Group Communique.