How can you get involved?
We want to help Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders eat more healthily, exercise more, and manage their chronic disease better, to help close the gap. To do this, we’re running a Healthy Lifestyle Campaign, which involves multi-media advertising, community events, an increase in the number of DC Education Programs being run in schools across Queensland, and continued promotion of the need to get an annual health check at a community controlled health service.
Want to get involved?
- Get a 715 health check at a participating Aboriginal Medical Service in Queensland.
- a. If you have a chronic disease, you may be referred to IUIH’s Work It Out Program.
- b. If you don’t have a chronic disease, but you’re at risk of developing one, you’ll be referred to DC FIT, or other health and/or social support services you and your family require.
- Attend an event in your community. There’ll be loads of events throughout Queensland in 2018 and 2019, including as community days, clinic activities, sporting carnivals, pop-up fitness classes, and visits from Deadly Choices ambassadors. Keep an eye on the Deadly Choices Facebook page and the events calendar on our website for event information.
- Try some new recipes. We have a range of budget-friendly, healthy recipes that can be cooked in under 30 minutes. Stay tuned for the Deadly Choices Good Quick Tukka recipe book too!
- Keep your eyes peeled. Throughout 2018 and 2019, the Deadly Choices team will be all over Queensland – at shopping centres, local sporting events, festivals, the works! Come have a yarn when you’re in your area.
- Get social. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter (if you don’t already!) to keep up to date with the latest news, resources, and activities.