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AH&MRC Tobacco Resistance and Control (A-TRAC) Program

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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.

A-TRAC Objectives

ATRAC Program Diagram

Key strategies

  • Conduct the Kick the Habit social marketing project.
  • Produce a tobacco resistance and control resource Tool Kit for ACCHSs the Aboriginal Tobacco Resistance Tool Kit.
  • Establish an Aboriginal Tobacco Resistance Network -ATRN.
  • Conduct an annual A-TRAC symposium.
  • Conduct a series of skill building forums for ACCHS staff working in the area of tobacco control.
  • Contribute to and deliver an accredited training package through the Aboriginal Health College.
  • Establish an A-TRAC Advisory Group.
  • Establish a state-wide NSW Aboriginal Partnership Tobacco Resistance and Control Committee.
Want to learn more? 

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The Aboriginal Health College is running a Tobacco Resistance and Control short course.

Recent Activities

Newsletter

Our regular newsletter is distributed to our members and available to download at the ATRN newsletter archive.

In the Media

Featured Article in the Public Health Association of Australia Inc Newsletter (March 2013)

Poster

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

Want to a snap shot of how NSW ACCHSs are tackling tobacco?

2012 ATRAC Annual Tobacco Control Survey Community Report

2011 ATRAC Annual Tobacco Control Survey Community Report

2010 ATRAC Annual Tobacco Control Survey Community Report

Aboriginal Tobacco Resistance Tool Kit

ahmrc_atrac_2012_aboriginal_tobacco_resistance_tool_kit_bookThe 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.


What's on!

A-TRAC Symposium 2014 - Coogee (Sydney)
Tobacco Resistance & Control
Wed 3rd Sep, 9:00am - Thu 4th Sep, 4:30pm, 2014
Teleconference: Yarning About: Principles of Pain Management
Chronic Disease
Wed 3rd Sep, 1:00pm - Wed 3rd Sep, 2:00pm, 2014
SEWB Regional Forum and Peer Supervision Training - Wagga Wagga
SEWB Workforce Support Unit
Tue 9th Sep, 9:00am -
ADAN Leadership Group Teleconference
ADAN (Aboriginal Drug and Alcohol Network)
Thu 2nd Oct, 1:00pm - Thu 2nd Oct, 3:00pm, 2014
Ethics Committee Meeting
Ethics Committee
Mon 13th Oct, 10:00am - Mon 13th Oct, 4:00pm, 2014
ADAN 11th Annual Symposium - Bathurst
ADAN (Aboriginal Drug and Alcohol Network)
Tue 21st Oct, 8:00am -
SEWB Stress less day
SEWB Workforce Support Unit
Mon 27th Oct, 8:00am -
SEWB Regional Forum and Peer Supervision Training - Coffs Harbour
SEWB Workforce Support Unit
Tue 4th Nov, 9:00am -
6h Australian Rural & Remote Mental Health Symposium - Albury
SEWB Workforce Support Unit
Wed 12th Nov, 8:00am -
SEWB Peer Supervision Training Part B - Sydney
SEWB Workforce Support Unit
Wed 26th Nov, 9:00am -

Staying Strong
Act Connect Survive 

Staying Strong - Act Connect Survive

 

Living Longer Stronger Conference Report

Living Longer Stronger Report 2012

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The report captures key findings from the second chronic disease conference held by AH&MRC in 2012.