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Live Longer!



The Live Longer! campaign was a national program to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities to get active, eat nutritious food, and live healthier lives.

The Australian Government, through the Indigenous Chronic Disease Package, provided funding to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities to run local health promotion projects and campaigns. The Live Longer! project also commissioned a range of activities, such as healthy community days and the development of a written guide to running a local health promotion project (the 'Community Health Action Pack').

The Live Longer! website was developed to share information and stories about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander chronic disease health promotion activities and events. It has since been decommissioned. 

Abstract adapted from the Department of Health


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Related publications

National Heart Foundation of Australia (NSW Division) (2014)

Flavours of the coast: Koori cookbook.

Sydney: National Heart Foundation of Australia (NSW Division)

The Flavours of the coast: Koori cookbook, produced by the New South Wales (NSW) division of the Heart Foundation, aims to encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to eat a nutritious diet and live a healthy lifestyle.

The cookbook was created as part of the Be strong live longer project, which promotes healthy lifestyles and provides nutritional and physical activity options for the Indigenous communities in Illawarra and Shoalhaven, NSW.

The resource was produced in conjunction with a number community members involved in the project, including Indigenous Elders, who shared their recipes and stories about food. The cookbook aims to promote interest in healthy eating by providing recipes that are fresh, tasty and exciting.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Live Longer! Community health action pack: a practical guide to health promotion planning with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities (2011)

Get activeEat good tuckerLive longer!

This Community health action pack can be used by anyone who wants to run a health promotion project to improve Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples' health and wellbeing.

This may include:

The pack is designed to be flexible so that communities and organisations can use it to suit their own needs. It includes templates, examples, checklists and tips to help with planning a health promotion project.

The Community health action pack is made up of four parts:

The pack has been developed as part of the Local community campaigns to promote better Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health program, a measure under the Australian Government's Indigenous chronic disease package. However, it is not limited to those taking part in the Local community campaigns program and has been designed with broad use in mind.

Adapted from Department of Health and Ageing

Torres Strait Islander Media Association, Radio 4Meriba Wakai (2011)

Live Longer! Radio jingle promotes good health in the Torres Strait.

: Department of Health and Ageing


Last updated: 30 January 2018
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