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Tackling Indigenous Smoking program

 

Overview

Tackling Indigenous Smoking (TIS) is a national program that aims to reduce smoking as the most preventable cause of ill health for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. A redesigned program has been introduced in 2015–2016 with an emphasis on flexible approaches for regional tobacco control.

The programme includes:

New intensive tobacco control approaches will be trialled through a number of pilot projects in communities with very high rates of smoking. An evaluation and monitoring framework will facilitate assessment of program progress against performance indicators, and provide the basis for a full program evaluation by 2018.

The TIS program is managed by the Preventative Health and Renal Policy Section within the Indigenous Health Division, Commonwealth Department of Health.

Abstract adapted from Department of Health

Contacts

Tackling Indigenous Smoking (TIS)
Preventative Health and Renal Policy Section
Health Programmes and Sector Development Branch
Indigenous Health Division
Department of Health
Email: indigenoustobacco@health.gov.au

Evaluated publications

Upton P, Davey R, Evans M, Mikhailovich K, Simpson L, Hacklin D (2014)

Tackling Indigenous Smoking and Healthy Lifestyle Programme review: a multicriteria decision analysis.

Canberra: Australian Department of Health

Upton P, Davey R, Evans M, Mikhailovich K, Simpson L, Hacklin D (2014)

Tackling Indigenous Smoking and Healthy Lifestyle Programme review: a rapid review of the literature.

Canberra: Australian Department of Health

Cultural & Indigenous Research Centre Australia (2017)

Tackling Indigenous Smoking Program evaluation: preliminary evaluation report.

Canberra: Australian Government Department of Health

The overall goal of the national Tackling Indigenous Smoking (TIS) program is to improve the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people through local population specific efforts to reduce harm from tobacco. The purpose of this preliminary report is to provide a mid-term evaluation of progress to date in implementing the first year of the three year (2015-2018) TIS program. This mid-term evaluation looks at progress to date of the TIS program, particularly in terms of regional grants delivering localised Indigenous tobacco interventions. It does not look at long-term impact in relation to a reduction of smoking rates at a national level.

Findings focus on:

A number of key recommendations emerging from the evaluation are included in the report.

Abstract adapted from Cultural & Indigenous Research Centre Australia

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Last updated: 20 July 2017
 
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