AH&MRC Tobacco Resistance and Control (A-TRAC) Program
The A-TRAC program is funded by the NSW Ministry of health and was established in 2009-10. A-TRAC has the broad goal to contribute to reduced smoking rates for Aboriginal people in NSW.
Want to learn more?
The Aboriginal Health College is running a Tobacco Resistance and Control short course.
Our regular newsletter is distributed to our members and available to download at the ATRN newsletter archive.
In the Media
The Social marketing: Innovative tobacco control by Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services poster was presented at the Population Health Congress. The poster looks at the process of developing the campaign and some of the preliminary findings. ACCHS may find it useful when developing their own social marketing campaign.The Congress took place from 10 till 12 September 2012, at the Adelaide Convention Centre. The Congress was organised and sponsored by the four leading professional population health organisations in the Asia Pacific region: the Public Health Association of Australia, the Australian Health Promotion Association, the Australasian Epidemiological Association and the Australasian Faculty of Public Health Medicine. For more information please contact Summer Finlay on (02) 9212 4777 or use the contact form below.
Click here to download the poster.
ATRAC Annual Tobacco Control Survey Community Reports
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Aboriginal Tobacco Resistance Tool Kit
The Aboriginal Tobacco Resistance Tool Kit was developed to meet the growing need for practical support around tobacco resistance and control by Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services (ACCHSs) in NSW.
The AH&MRC tobacco resistance and control (A-TRAC) team developed the kit in consultation with ACCHSs to ensure the resource addressed their needs in the workplace.
2012 A-TRAC Symposium Smoke Free Futures
The 2012 A-Trac Symposium Smoke Free Futures delivered an array of community controlled programs and provided an update on current tobacco resistance and control activities from NSW and around the country.
Kick the Habit Social Marketing Campaign
In 2010, the AH&MRC ran a pilot program called Kick the Habit, a tobacco cessation social marketing campaign within six communities in NSW. This campaign included the development of films and other resources to increase awareness of smoking cessation options and reduce the prevalence of smoking in Aboriginal communities. From that Kick the Habit Phase 2 was initiated. 3 ACCHS within NSW nominated themselves to be involved with phase 2.
Tobacco Resistance and Control Symposium
The Aboriginal Health and Medical Research Council (AH&MRC) recently hosted the inaugural Tobacco Resistance and Control Symposium in Sydney on 22-23 June 2011. Entitled "Let's Tackle Tobacco Together", this year's symposium was a great success and highlighted the many achievements of NSW Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services (ACCHSs) and other key stakeholders working in the area of tobacco resistance and control.
Click here to download the symposium report.