The Aboriginal Health and Medical Research Council (AH&MRC) with Indigenous Hip Hop Projects (IHHP)is implementing phase 2 of a state-wide campaign to empower and educate Aboriginal adolescents to make informed choices about sexual and reproductive health and related AOD issues.
IHHP is a renowned Hip Hop group who have worked extensively with young people in over 300 communities across Australia. IHHP have expertise delivering health messages to young people through interactive creative methods– including: hip hop, salsa, music production and film.
Phase 1 of the campaign was implemented between August and September 2011. The campaign went to 12 communities in NSW including: Balranald, Dareton, Griffith, Dubbo, Coonamble, Bourke, Walgett, Inverell, Grafton, Kempsey, Taree and Sydney. Over 5000 young people participated in the campaign and many more were engaged through the campaign Facebook page.
AH&MRC and IHHP are excited to take the campaign to the Deadly Days festivals in Wauchope 4th September and Ballina 6th September 2012. Additionally, there will be 12 week long workshops to communities in NSW during 2013. Locations and dates will be posted once finalised. To follow the campaign visit our page.
For further information about the Campaign please contact:
Public Health Team Manager
For support and information about sexual reproductive health and / or drug and alcohol please see the links below: