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The Quit B Fit team is funded by the Australian Government to deliver the Tackling Indigenous Smoking program, as part of the Closing the Gap initiative.
The focus is health promotion, awareness and prevention program to provide Indigenous people with tools and resources to live healthier lives without smoking cigarettes.
The Quit B Fit team covers a large area of New South Wales incorporating the Central West, Far West and New England regions.
The team regularly takes their important health promotion messages on tour to all parts of the region it covers with a particular focus on indigenous communities. The tours include community participation, cultural awareness, entertainment and positive role models on how to live a healthy life without the smokes!
Deadly Choices’ is a campaign which aims to empower Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to make healthy choices for themselves and their families – to stop smoking, to eat good food and exercise daily.
‘Deadly Choices’ also encourages our people to access their local health service and complete a ‘Health Check’ – not just to see the Doctor when they are sick but visit their health service and access support to prevent or better manage their chronic disease and remain healthy. The aim of ‘Deadly Choices’, to support our communities to make a ‘Healthy Choice’ – to make a ‘Deadly Choice’.
The Quit B Fit team delivers the Deadly Choices program into schools across the region working with young indigenous students to provide them with information and tools on how to make healthy and positive choices about their emotional, physical and spiritual wellbeing.
The Quit B Fit team has developed an ambassador program with the support of some high profile NRL players and clubs.
The Melbourne Storm and Many Warringah Sea Eagles have partnered with the program in 2017 to help promote the important Tackling Indigenous Smoking message.
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The Quit B Fit team hosts an annual conference for indigenous men from all over Australia in Dubbo.
The aim of the conference is to have discussion and workshops about all of health including spiritual, mental, emotional and physical. The week-long event features sessions on a variety of topics including chronic disease, smoking cessation, Aboriginal men and culture, mental health and drug and alcohol and kinship.
The Quit B Fit team in partnership with Dubbo Regional Council, Touch Football NSW, Touch Football Australia, Black Money Enterprises and Manly Warringah Sea Eagles hosted the first National Indigenous Touch Football Knockout in Dubbo on the weekend of the 11th and 12th November 2017.
The Knockout was a great event with over 20 teams participating for up to $40,000 in prize money for the winners and runners up teams.
The Winner and Runners Up teams are listed below:
Next year’s event will be moved to the June Long weekend with more details released shortly.
The aim of the smoke free, drug free and alcohol free event is highlight the positive benefits of living an active and healthy lifestyle.Visit Website