Building The Blocks of Cultural Competency in Melbourne's North West

‘BUILDING THE BLOCKS OF CULTURAL COMPETENCY’ TOOLKIT

SECTION E
ABORIGINAL HEALTH PROMOTION RESOURCES

OVERVIEW

The following table provides a collection of health promotion resources that have been developed specifically for the Aboriginal community. Where possible we have attempted to provide resources that have been developed locally. A comprehensive list of resources is also available at the Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet .

AIDS/HIV PREVENTION

VACCHO - HIV AIDS Prevention Brochure

CANCER PREVENTION

Cancer Council Victoria - Its time to have a yarn about bowel cancer
Cancer Council Australia / Australian Government - My breast cancer journey: A guide for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and their families
Cancer Council Victoria - Take the lead: Be breast aware
Cancer Council Victoria - Hey bruz trouble waterworks poster

DIABETES PREVENTION

Diabetes Victoria - What is diabetes?
Diabetes Victoria - Physical activity for type 2 diabetes
Diabetes Victoria - Complications of diabetes
Diabetes Victoria - Insulin
Diabetes Victoria - Nutrition and diabetes
Diabetes Victoria - 10 Steps to better health and diabetes

DIET AND NUTRITION

Closing the Health Gap: Young Women’s Project, Victorian State Government - Tips and recipes for healthy living
Australian Government Department of Health - Eat for health: Dietary guidelines for All Australians
VACCHO and ‘Go for your life’ - Tucker talk: Good food for Elders
VACCHO and ‘Go for your life’ - Tucker talk: Healthy budget
VACCHO and ‘Go for your life’ - Tucker talk: Reading food labels
VACCHO and ‘Go for your life’ - Tucker talk: Tucker for your ticker

HEARING

Merri Health - Wandarra Yarning
The Wandarra Yarning Talking Booklet was developed as a resource for Audiology testing and screening in the Aboriginal Community. A consortia of 3 Community Health Services (Merri Community Health Services, Dianella Community Health, and Isis Primary Care) partnered with The Wandarra Aboriginal Corporation and the Hume Elders Planned Activity Group to develop the resource. The talking booklet includes recorded sounds and stories from Elders, as well as art work from the group members and a local Aboriginal Graphic Designer. The project was funded by the Department of Health and Human Services. For more information or copies of the booklet, please contact Maryanne Tadic on 93559990 or Maryanne.Tadic@merrihealth.org.au

HEART HEALTH

Heart Foundation - Cholesterol
Heart Foundation - Coronary Heart Disease
Heart Foundation - Heart Attack

HEP C PREVENTION

Hepatitis Australia - Hepatitis B and C Factsheet for Indigenous Communities

MENTAL HEALTH

Beyond Blue - Keeping Strong

QUIT SMOKING

Heart Foundation - Smoking

SEXUAL HEALTH

VACCHO - Condoms
PAP SCREEEN VICTORIA / CANCER COUNCIL VICTORIA - Pap tests: Help protect yourself from cervical cancer