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Providing the evidence base to reduce harmful AOD use in
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities
Programs or projects that are created based on a model or theory, or based on documented evidence, are known as evidence-based programs or projects. Those that are breaking new ground in areas where there is no evidence or models, will require rigorous evaluation to enable these new strategies to contribute to the evidence.
Evidence creation takes on a phased approach that moves from emerging practice to promising practice to evidence-based practice.
It is important to constantly evaluate the effectiveness of programs; raising evaluation standards is a significant undertaking in most settings. In the context of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health there is the combined challenge of building evidence for a theory of change, while developing strong evaluation frameworks that involve culturally appropriate data collection methods.
Effective evaluation can also be challenging for some projects particularly in cases where they are breaking new ground and creating new evidence. Projects that are achieving sound outcomes are sometimes the same ones that have not found the time to document their model or theory. This is usually because organisations’ resources are stretched and they are focused on providing services.
This section of the portal contains a collection of programs and projects relating to tackling smoking and healthy lifestyles, that illustrate good practice and sound outcomes. Organisations and grant recipients are encouraged to tell their stories and capture their outcomes via the Contribute button on the home page of the portal. This will assist in building the evidence base of what works in smoking cessation across our nation.
Fowler, G. (2001). Evidence-based practice: Tools and techniques. Systems, settings, people: Workforce development challenges for the alcohol and other drugs field, 93-107
Programs and projects are listed by title, but you can also select to list them by reach and focus.
Details and links (where available) relating to relevant programs, projects and lessons learned are collected here.
When you click on one of the headings of the table, the list will be sorted according to that heading. For more information about the program, click on the title.
If you have information you would like to have included on this page please contact us.
|Be Our Ally Beat Smoking (BOABS) Study||WA|
|Bila Muuji smoking cessation project||NSW|
|Dead or Deadly program||NSW|
|Event support program (ESP)||QLD|
|Give up smokes for good||SA|
|Give up the smokes (GUTS)||NSW|
|Keep it corka||SA|
|KidsQuit Smoking Cessation Brief Interventions||NSW|
|National tobacco campaign||National|
|No more boondah||ACT|
|No More Nyumree||WA|
|Quit for New Life program||NSW|
|SmokeCheck: the NSW Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander tobacco prevention project||NSW|
|Social Media to Enhance Indigenous Tobacco Control||NT|
|Tackling Indigenous Smoking Programme||National|
|Talking About the Smokes (TATS)||National|
|The Koori Tobacco Cessation Program||NSW|
|Workplace Tobacco Management Project||ACT|
|Yarning it Up - Don't Smoke it Up||WA|