Dolphins Leading Next Generation to Better Health Outcomes

The Dolphins commitment to Queensland communities will continue to reap major health benefit for First Nations populations, thanks to its ongoing partnership with preventative health program Deadly Choices. The entire playing group understand the important role they play as leaders, to ensure the empowerment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to make healthy choices for themselves, family and community.

 Deadly Choices is an initiative of the Institute for Urban Indigenous Health (IUIH) and works to encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to eat healthy, be active, quit smoking or vaping and connect with their Community Controlled Health Service (CCHS).

The Dolphins have played a crucial role as leaders to the younger generation of First Nations people through their star power and important conversations around leading a healthy lifestyle by making ‘Deadly Choices.’

The Dolphins complete Deadly Choices’ takeover of Queensland based NRL clubs after coming on board in their inaugural year, which predictably has supported Deadly Choices’ Moreton Bay and North Brisbane footprint.

Deadly Choices linked CCHS, Moreton Aboriginal and Torres Community Health Service (Moreton ATSICHS), hosted the exciting launch at its recently opened Caboolture Clinic in the presence of staff, community members and Dolphins players, Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow and Trai Fuller.

Today’s launch further solidified the Dolphins and Deadly Choices commitment to the fresh partnership together unveiling the in-demand Dolphins Deadly Choices shirts, which are offered as incentives for community members who complete a 715 Health Check at participating health services.

Dolphins star fullback, Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow, a Saibai Island man born in Cairns, also plays a vital role as a leader in his own life.

“Deadly Choices is all about is making a healthy choice and living a healthy lifestyle.”

“Being healthy and being active is very important for me, especially for my family as well. They look up to me, so it’s important I set the right example by not smoking or vaping.”

Dolphins CEO, Terry Reader, confirmed, “The Dolphins are so happy to be in an important partnership with Deadly Choices because of the wonderful outcomes it drives for the community.

"We aim to play a significant role in the vital work this program achieves."

IUIH CEO Adrian Carson appreciates the significant value of the Dolphins partnership to the Deadly Choices footprint and the impact the commitment has on the community.

“The Dolphins and Deadly Choices partnership provides a very strong community engagement tool for us to enhance positive health messaging and continue to encourage health checks among Indigenous communities from right across South East Queensland.”

“It’s through the impact of young leaders like Hamiso and Trai, that we have continued an inspiring partnership which is ensuring healthy, positive futures for Queensland’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations.” Carson said.

Deadly Choices and Moreton ATSICHS will continue to work collaboratively with Dolphins during this year’s NRL Indigenous Round when the team take on the Canberra Raiders at Kayo Stadium.

The 2024 assortment of Deadly Choices Dolphins shirts are available now at participating Aboriginal Medical Services for community who book and complete a 715 Health Check.

Health Checks

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are advised that this website contains images of people who have passed away. With permission from their families, we have continued to use their images to acknowledge and honour their contributions in making our communities healthy and strong.

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