Tackling Indigenous Smoking (TIS) is a national program that aims to support a reduction in smoking rates amongst Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Tobacco is the leading preventable cause of death amongst Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
The AHCWA TIS Program is contracted to deliver evidence based health promotional activities in the Perth Metropolitan and outer WA regions. The primary aim of the TIS program is to increase awareness on the health impacts of smoking within the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community, and to support priority groups such as pregnant women or youth, with community led activities and events.
The AHCWA TIS team provides:
- Community based health promotional activities and education sessions
- Partnerships with local community organisations, families and Elders
- Support for organisations, workplaces and family homes to become smoke-free and raise awareness surrounding second hand smoke
- Collection of relevant tobacco use data from community members
- Promotion of tobacco control material via traditional media, social media and virtual reality platforms increase community reach
Look out for the TIS teams’ social media accounts ‘Tomorrow’s Dream’ on Facebook.