Health Promotion plays a big role in community inclusion and development.
Working towards improving personal health and ultimately closing the gap, the health promotion officers work hard with other team members within the public health section and the whole of Anyinginyi, as well as across Australia, targeting health issues such as anaemia, scabies, diabetes, STIs, personal hygiene and alcohol and drug addictions.
Sticking to the motto of “prevention is the solution”, health promotion events are organised in Tennant Creek and across the Barkly Region in remote communities.
Health promotion events are planned in line with key national dates, such as: diabetes week and world no tobacco day, as well as according to the needs and wants of different communities.
The aim of these events is to interact with individuals in a culturally appropriate environment to build capacity of community members.
Community consultations are a key component of the process in organising any events, resources and materials that are provided to communities.
Additionally, partnerships are created with other organisations and stakeholders to enable a holistic approach with better outcomes.
Health Promotion team is open to accepting ideas and working in collaboration with all service providers that aims to empower people to take control of their health and working towards eliminating preventable health issues.