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Geraldton Regional Aboriginal Medical Service

 

Overview

Geraldton Regional Aboriginal Medical Service (GRAMS) is an Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation, offering an affordable and culturally appropriate health services to the Mid-West and Murchison communities of Western Australia. GRAMS works with other service providers to offer a range of primary health care programs that include resident and mobile services. GRAMS aims to provide quality and progressive health care to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and believes in promoting healthy lifestyles, social and emotional well-being and early interventions.

GRAMS is funded under the Tackling Indigenous Smoking (TIS) program to deliver smoking cessation interventions in their region. The GRAMS Tobacco Program provides health promotion and education to encourage smoking prevention and cessation through a number of activities including social marketing and community education. The team’s social marketing campaign uses television ads featuring local identities and messages. Regular articles featuring local Quit Smoking Champions are also run in the local Aboriginal paper, Mulga Mail.

The GRAMS team also run two major community events a year, the alcohol and tobacco free Family Fun Day and World No Tobacco Day. The team uses a range of educational and promotional material including t-shirts, caps, mugs, thumb drives and sweatbands to attract people and have a yarn about tobacco. Individuals who have successfully quit or reduced their smoking are encouraged to participate in these events, and tell their quit story.

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Last updated: 2 August 2017
 
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