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Galambila Aboriginal Health Service (READY MOB)

 

Overview

Galambila Aboriginal Health Service is a community controlled health organisation providing culturally appropriate, comprehensive, primary health care to Aboriginal people in the Coffs Harbour, New South Wales area.

Galambila’s TIS team (READY MOB) work in close partnership with Durri Aboriginal Medical Service, Kempsey, Werin Aboriginal Medical Service, Port Macquarie and Darrimba Maarra, Nambucca. One staff member of the team is currently based in the Werin AMS.

READY MOB Stands for: Really Evaluate And Decide Yourself - Make Ourselves Better.

READY MOB's Smoke Free Community social marketing campaign includes:

As part of Galambila's TIS activities, they hosted a two-day community event in partnership with the Bowraville rural community, the Bowraville Memorial Cup and Youth Expo. Through this community event, READY MOB aimed to increase awareness of their tobacco control activities among the local community. This event was a great opportunity to showcase the importance of partnering with local organisations, how, by pooling resources, the event had greater reach and impact. A case study looking at the partnerships developed as part of this activity by READY MOB was developed by CIRCA as part of the preliminary TIS evaluation, and is available here.

Resources

Smoke free tshirt

Resources produced as part of the Smoke Free Community campaign include promotional material such as t-shirts and TV commercials starring local people aimed at; encouraging the community to keep homes, cars and other environments smoke-free, preventing smoking uptake and supporting smokers to quit.

 

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Last updated: 2 August 2017
 
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