The Tackling Indigenous Smoking Technical Advisory Group (TIS TAG) was established by the Australian Government Department of Health in January 2020. The group provides technical advice across the TIS program on:
The role of the Group is advisory only. It has no governance or decision-making responsibilities for the TIS program.
TIS TAG meets at least quarterly via teleconference and/or using video-conferencing technology. Face-to-face meetings are held once a year.
The National Best Practice Unit for Tackling Indigenous Smoking (NBPU TIS) provides secretariat support and coordinates all meetings and the distribution of agendas, papers and minutes. Input and advice may also be sought from TIS TAG members outside of scheduled meetings.
Summaries of the meetings are published here:
Find information here about the previous Advisory Group (2016-2019) and Communiques.
Members include representatives from the TIS program components, specialists in Tobacco Control, and experts in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and social and emotional wellbeing. Membership is drawn from across a number of sectors including Community Controlled Health, academia, non-government and government. The Group has a majority Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander membership.
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