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Danila Dilba Health Service



Danila Dilba Health Service is an Aboriginal Community-Controlled Organisation providing culturally-appropriate, comprehensive primary health care and community services to Biluru (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) people in the Yilli Rreung (greater Darwin) region of the Northern Territory.

The Danila Dilba Tackling Indigenous Smoking (TIS) team delivers an integrated program aimed at reducing uptake and increasing cessation of tobacco use. The team also works with the greater Darwin community to develop and support tobacco control initiatives.

Danila Dilba takes a quality improvement approach to TIS, with ongoing review and adaptation of the program to ensure that aims are met. Their program provides a clinical service at three clinics (Knuckey Street, Palmerston Family Centre and Malak) where they support smoking cessation attempts using a range of methods including yarning, education, motivational interviewing, brief intervention and nicotine replacement therapy (NRT). A big focus of their work is also on efforts to reduce uptake of smoking through the Deadly Choices health education and engagement program.


Darwin born AFL player Stephen Motlop is an ambassador for the  Danila TIS program, promoting Deadly Choices health checks and encouraging people in the Greater Darwin region to find out more about the quit support available from the Danila Dilba Health Service.


Last updated: 13 July 2017
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