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Chronic Disease Prevention

(CDP) Through Culture

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Carbal Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Research (CIHR)

Carbal’s Chronic Disease Prevention Through Culture Training

Carbal now offers this six-week educational program provided for FREE to primary and high schools across Australia to assist in self-facilitating classroom learning on Chronic Disease Prevention (CDP) through the lens of First Australian culture. 

About the Program:

Our program aims to educate students on Chronic Disease Prevention and to increase health literacy earlier on in life during their important formative years as they start making lifestyle decisions for themselves.

Chronic diseases are shown to be much more prevalent within Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations at a younger age, compared to non-Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations.

Most chronic diseases are also largely preventable and are heavily influenced by lifestyle choices. We believe early education is crucial in improving health literacy to achieve a greater impact in our National interests of Closing the Gap for generations to come.

Tamika Campbell | Course Presenter
Carbal’s Chronic Disease Prevention Through Culture consist of 6x one-hour sessions covering the following topics:
Connection to Country, Connection to our Bodies

Connection to Country, Connection to our Bodies

Totem and the Importance of Social and Emotional Wellbeing

Totem and the Importance of Social and Emotional Wellbeing

Dancing and Why We Need to be Active to Prevent Disease

Dancing and Why We Need to be Active to Prevent Disease

Storytelling and How It Can Help Us Learn About Our Culture and Chronic Disease

Storytelling and How It Can Help Us Learn About Our Culture and Chronic Disease

Music and its Place in Healing

Music and its Place in Healing

Art and How Expression Can Help Prevention

Art and How Expression Can Help Prevention

Mode of Delivery:

You nominate the best person in your school, ideally your Aboriginal Liaison Person or Support Worker, who will use the materials provided by Carbal to run each session.

Carbal will provide a train-the-trainer session to run through the materials and give an overview of the course.

What Materials are Provided?

All resources are provided by Carbal.

The course is online with introductory videos at the beginning of each session.

The facilitator is provided with an interactive PDF handbook with specific guidance notes included. You will also receive a pack with any items required for the sessions.

The Cost:

Chronic Disease Prevention Through Culture Training is funded in its entirety by the Carbal Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Research and is available for FREE to all schools across the country.

Get Your School
Involved:

To get started with the CDP Through Culture program for your school, simply provide your details by phoning or submitting a request and our team will get in touch and organise a train-the-trainer session for you.

For all registration enquiries, please phone Carbal’s Education and Marketing Coordinator on 0436 852 078 during 8:30AM to 4:30PM, Monday to Friday.

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