Jurisdictional Workshop presentations

Presentations from 2016 to 2021 are available at Jurisdictional Workshop Presentation Archives.

Western Australia/Victoria/Tasmania

2022

NBPU TIS WA/Vic/Tas Jurisdictional Workshop Report 18-19 May 2022 – This report provides a summary of the workshop and feedback from attendees.

Day one

WA/Vic/Tas TIS Jurisdictional Workshop 18-19 May 2022 – presented by TIS Coordinator, Professor Tom Calma AO

This presentation was delivered by Professor Tom Calma AO at the 2022 WA/Vic/Tas TIS Jurisdictional Workshop. Information covered in the presentation includes Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander smoking rates; TIS priority groups – smoking during pregnancy, preventing youth uptake and remote communities; partnerships – Aboriginal community controlled health organisations (ACCHOs) and TIS regions; changing regional boundaries; TIS monthly newsletter and the TIS website; and TIS family gathering 2023.

National Best Practice Unit for Tackling Indigenous Smoking presentation

This presentation from Maxine Turner includes information on the NBPU TIS consortium structure; the NBPU TIS staff; how the NBPU TIS works with grant recipients; what information can be found on the TIS website; and due dates for performance reports.

Department of Health update WA/Vic/Tas Jurisdictional Workshop 18 May 2022

This presentation was delivered by Ashley McLachlan-Bent from the Department of Health. The presentation provides information on policy context; Government announcement of TIS Program extension; TIS Program key priorities post June 2022 (national TIS coverage, focus on priority groups, focus on population health approaches); and TIS Program components and funding.

CIRCA TIS evaluation (Part A) final evaluation findings

This presentation was delivered by Lena Etuk from CIRCA and provides information on the TIS final evaluation findings (Part A), including areas of strength and opportunities for improvement.

TIS Program Impact and Outcome Evaluation

This presentation was delivered by Raglan Maddox from the Australian National University (ANU). The presentation provides information on Thiitu Tharrmay (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Reference Group); evaluation (intervention targets, research questions, evaluation component, and key results); smoking rates among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people; defining boundaries and intensity; ABS TIS coverage; TIS Program: Mayi Kuwayu study findings; effective program characteristics; WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control; and next steps.

WA/Vic/Tas Q&A Session

This presentation includes information about the TIS Program’s changing boundaries (post mid-2023), that was discussed during the question and answer session.

Flinders Island Aboriginal Association Inc. Tackling Indigenous Smoking

This presentation was delivered by the Flinders Island Aboriginal Association Inc. (FIAAI) TIS team. It provides information on their smoking education sessions; FIAAI’s TIS Programs for 2022; and a sneak peek at their refreshed campaign and resources.

VACCHO: Greater Western Victoria Tackling Indigenous Smoking GOMOB!

This presentation was delivered by the Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (VACCHO) team about GOMOB! Greater Western Victoria TIS consortium. The presentation includes information on the consortium; how community informed their messaging; their campaign resources and media coverage; pregnancy champions, children. families and Elders engagement in campaigns; smoke-free pledges; engagement and data collection; and merchandise.

Kimberley Tackling Indigenous Smoking – Regional Update

This presentation was delivered by the Kimberley TIS team. It provides information on the Aboriginal Health and Medical Services that comprise the Kimberley TIS team; the different activities and resources developed and implemented by the different health and medical services; and new resources to be used in remote communities.

Smoking and Pregnancy

This presentation from Professor Billie Bonevski provides information on smoking and pregnancy including why being smoke free is important; what we know so far; and what we can do.

Navigating the TISRIC

This presentation was delivered by Ashleigh Parnell from the Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet. The presentation provides an overview of the TIS website including recent updates and a live tour of the website.

Choosing your words wisely: How to write the best success story ever

This presentation from Associate Professor Penney Upton provides information about what a success story is; what a success story needs; a social marketing success story activity; brand recognition; ‘sticky’ slogans; call to action; and elements of a good success story.

NBPU TIS Marketing and Communications

This presentation by Scott McLennan, the Marketing and Communications Manager for the NBPU TIS, includes information on the NBPU TIS newsletter; National TIS Workers Yarning Group; proofing your TIS Materials; NBPU TIS calendar; and TIS success stories.

Day two

ORIC Pilot Project update

In this presentation, Deborah Booker provides an update about the ORIC smoke free workplace pilot project. It includes information on participating organisations; why a smoke free workplace matters; process for TIS teams; and what is happening moving forward.

Puntukurnu Aboriginal Medical Service

This presentation was delivered by the Puntukurnu Aboriginal Medical Service (PAMS) TIS team. It provides information on the PAMS staff attendance at the Quitskills Remote course; YABU and Coloured Stone National Youth Week music workshops in Newman and Jigalong; education sessions at EPIS Newman/Newman Women’s Shelter and Jigalong Mums and Bubs Group; World No Tobacco Day 2022; Shire of East Pilbara no smoking signs; TIS Tum to Tot Program; and their mask design competition.

Lakes Entrance Aboriginal Health Association – Road Trip

This presentation from the Lakes Entrance Aboriginal Health Association (LEAHA) TIS team provides a highlight of their TIS road trip. It includes information on which communities they visited; their evaluation; and their TIS merchandise and activities.

Tomorrow’s Dream Tackling Indigenous Smoking Program

This presentation was delivered by the Aboriginal Health Council of Western Australia’s Tomorrow’s Dream TIS team. It provides information on the Tomorrow’s Dream TIS Program such as the activities they run and their partners; their campaigns and resources; virtual and augmented reality projects; and phone applications.

Dandenong & District Aborigines Co-operative Ltd (DDACL) – Indoor Family Movie Night 2022

This presentation from the Dandenong & District Aborigines Co-operative Ltd (DDACL) TIS team discusses their Indoor Family Movie Night 2022. It includes information on how they advertised the event; stakeholders; registrations, highlights of the event; feedback; health promotion packs; and evaluation.

Wheatbelt Tackling Indigenous Smoking Program

This presentation was delivered by the Wheatbelt Aboriginal Health Service’s TIS team. It includes information about the Wheatbelt region; the Ngamari Free team; who they target; their young people campaign and resources; Moora Block Party 2021; Kellerberrin Ngamari Free After-school Basketball; Kaartdjin Ngamari School Education Program; evaluation; challenges for the TIS team; Kaartdjin Ngamari Online; and Ngamari Free app.

Geraldton Regional Aboriginal Medical Service Tackling Indigenous Smoking Team

This presentation was delivered by the Geraldton Regional Aboriginal Medical Service (GRAMS) TIS team. Information covered in the presentation includes TIS team staff; their region; events they have supported in Carnarvon and Geraldton; and upcoming events.

Ngaanyatjarra Health Service – Children’s Day

This photo was from Ngaanyatjarra Health Service’s presentation in which they discussed their National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day school activity.

Bega Garnbirringu Health Service Tackling Indigenous Smoking (Goldfields)

This presentation was delivered by the Bega Garnbirringu Health Service TIS team. It includes information on the Goldfields region; Goldfields Rehabilitation Services
Incorporated (GRSI) 6 Week Program; school education; and their men’s bush trip.

Building together: Using partnerships to strengthen TIS program outcomes

This presentation was delivered by Dr Sunil George and discusses using partnerships to strengthen TIS Program outcomes. It includes information on the purpose of partnerships; how to make partnerships effective; and tools for helping with partnerships.

South Australia/New South Wales/Australian Capital Territory 

2022

NBPU TIS SA/NSW/ACT Jurisdictional Workshop Report 6-7 April 2022 – This report provides a summary of the workshop and feedback from attendees.

Day one

SA/NSW/ACT TIS Jurisdictional Workshop 6-7 April 2022 – presented by TIS Coordinator, Professor Tom Calma AO

This presentation was delivered by Professor Tom Calma AO at the 2022 SA/NSW/ACT TIS Jurisdictional Workshop. Information covered in the presentation includes Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander smoking rates; TIS priority groups – smoking during pregnancy, preventing youth uptake and remote communities; partnerships – Aboriginal community controlled health organisations (ACCHOs) and TIS regions; changing regional boundaries; TIS monthly newsletter and the TIS website; and TIS family gathering 2023.

Department of Health update SA/NSW/ACT Jurisdictional Workshop 6 April 2022

This presentation was delivered by Ben Mudaliar from the Department of Health. The presentation provides information on policy context; Government announcement of TIS Program extension; TIS Program key priorities post June 2022 (national TIS coverage, focus on priority groups, focus on population health approaches); and TIS Program components and funding.

National Best Practice Unit for Tackling Indigenous Smoking presentation

This presentation from Maxine Turner includes information on the NBPU TIS consortium structure; the NBPU TIS staff; how the NBPU TIS works with grant recipients; what information can be found on the TIS website; and due dates for performance reports.

Nunkuwarrin Yunti Men’s Yarning Circle

In this presentation, Clinton Bennell from Nunkuwarrin Yunti discusses their Men’s Yarning Circles.

Aboriginal Quitline

This presentation was delivered by Kerindy Clarke and discusses the Aboriginal Quitline. It includes information on the Aboriginal Quitline team; an overview of the Quitline; and Quitline evaluation results.

Choosing your words wisely: How to write the best success story ever

This presentation from Associate Professor Penney Upton provides information about what a success story is; what a success story needs; a social marketing success story activity; brand recognition; ‘sticky’ slogans; call to action; and elements of a good success story.

CIRCA TIS evaluation (Part A) final evaluation findings

This presentation was delivered by Lena Etuk from CIRCA and provides information on the TIS final evaluation findings (Part A), including areas of strength and opportunities for improvement.

TIS Program Impact and Outcome Evaluation

This presentation was delivered by Raglan Maddox from the Australian National University (ANU). The presentation provides information on Thiitu Tharrmay (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Reference Group); evaluation (intervention targets, research questions, evaluation component, and key results); smoking rates among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people; defining boundaries and intensity; ABS TIS coverage; TIS Program: Mayi Kuwayu study findings; effective program characteristics; WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control; and next steps.

National Centre of Indigenous Excellence Talking About Tobacco Use – smoke and vape free pregnancy

This presentation was delivered by Maia Dowd, Leanne Aldridge, Matt Merritt, Ayesha Flood and Steven Davis from NCIE’s TATU team. It discusses the development of their smoke and vape free pregnancy campaign. The presentation includes information on the evidence base; image narrative development; focus groups; the different resources for the different life stages (starting a family, smoke free pregnancy and bub is born); bus wraps and campaign; partnerships; reach; and monitoring and evaluation.

Giri-nya-la-nha (talk together): Developing meaningful health messages for pregnant mums

This presentation by Dr Michelle Kennedy discusses how to develop meaningful health messages for pregnant mums. It includes information on Dr Kennedy’s research about smoking cessation among pregnant Aboriginal mums; evidence based practice; what works and directly addressing what communities are saying; and beliefs and myths, and how to address them.

Day two

ORIC Pilot Project update

In this presentation, Deborah Booker provides an update about the ORIC smoke free workplace pilot project. It includes information on participating organisations; why a smoke free workplace matters; process for TIS teams; and what is happening moving forward.

Maari Ma Kiila Laana: A Tackling Indigenous Smoking success story

This presentation from Maari Ma’s Kiila Laana team discusses their Muuku Pledge campaign. It includes information on Muuku Pledge ambassador activities; the target population; monitoring and evaluation; and the impact.

Nunkuwarrin Yunti

This presentation was delivered by the Nunkuwarrin Yunti team and discusses their Aboriginal Spirit Colour Fun Run. It includes information on the activity; evaluation; and the impact.

Griffith Aboriginal Medical Service Free, Fresh & Fit

This presentation was delivered by Griffith Aboriginal Medical Service’s Free, Fresh & Fit team and discusses their WIN TV advertising campaign.

Galambila Ready Mob

This presentation was delivered by Galambila’s Ready Mob team and discusses their TIS activity at Stoney Aqua Park. It includes information on the target group and how they could improve the activity.

Bullinah Aboriginal Health Service Solid Mob

This presentation was delivered by Bullinah Aboriginal Health Service’s Solid Mob team and discusses their ‘Protect your home, make it a Smoke Free Zone’ Doormat program. It includes information on the project’s aims and objectives; success stories; social media community stories; evaluation; and the outcome.

Awabakal

This presentation was delivered by the TIS team at Awabakal. It includes information on their priorities during COVID; how they planned to meet their goals during lockdown; their monitoring and evaluation methods; impact; and challenges.

Wellington Aboriginal Corporation Health Service Quit B Fit

This presentation was delivered by Wellington Aboriginal Corporation Health Service’s Quit B Fit team. It includes information on their eight-week health promotion activity; the target population; monitoring and evaluation methods; and the impact.

Building together: Using partnerships to strengthen TIS program outcomes

This presentation was delivered by Dr Sunil George and discusses using partnerships to strengthen TIS program outcomes. It includes information on the purpose of partnerships; how to make partnerships effective; and tools for helping with partnerships.

Investing in the future: Best-practice approaches to preventing smoking and vaping uptake by young people

This presentation was delivered by A/Prof Penney Upton and discusses best practice approaches to preventing smoking and vaping uptake by young people. For this presentation, A/Prof Upton used Mentimeter to conduct live polls with workshop participants. The results can be seen on the slides. It includes information on how teams work to prevent youth uptake of smoking and vaping; what the evidence says works best; the broader determinants of being smoke free for youth in teams’ communities; what the evidence says is protective against smoking uptake; what teams include in their education sessions; what teams like most about working with youth; challenges for teams when running youth programs; and what would be most useful to support teams in their future work with youth.

Drug and Alcohol Services SA (DASSA)

This presentation was delivered by DASSA and discusses their new Give Up Smokes campaign.

Northern Territory

2021

NBPU TIS NT Jurisdictional Workshop Report 12 August 2021 – This report provides a summary of the workshop and feedback from attendees.

NT TIS Jurisdictional Workshop 12 August 2021 – presented by TIS Coordinator, Professor Tom Calma AO

This presentation was delivered by Professor Tom Calma AO at the 2021 NT TIS Jurisdictional Workshop. Information covered in the presentation includes: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander smoking rates; an overview of the TIS program 2018-2022; evaluations and continual quality improvement (CQI); smoke free workplaces; the monthly TIS communique; and the TIS website.

Department of Health update NT Jurisdictional Workshop 12 August 2021

This presentation was delivered by Katherine McHugh from the Department of Health. The presentation provides information on the emerging priorities and policy context, and TIS program impact and opportunities.

Miwatj Health Aboriginal Corporation NT TIS Jurisdictional Workshop 12 August 2021

This presentation from Miwatj Health Aboriginal Corporation’s TIS team provides information on: their Mums and Bubs program, anti-smoking education for students, and outreach education for the community.

Katherine West Health Board NT TIS Jurisdictional Workshop 12 August 2021

This presentation from Katherine West Health Board includes information on their What’s Your Smoke Free Story? program, including smoke free area signage and tobacco education sessions with students.

Central Australian Aboriginal Congress NT TIS Jurisdictional Workshop 12 August 2021

This presentation from Central Australian Aboriginal Congress includes information on: their pregnancy program, World No Tobacco Day, workforce development, schools, Right Tracks, services, and TV ads.

Anyinginyi Health Aboriginal Corporation NT TIS Jurisdictional Workshop 12 August 2021

This presentation from Anyinginyi’s TIS team provides information on: who is in their team, the remote communities they service, stakeholders, health promotion events, World No Tobacco Day, giveaway resources, quitting success stories, TIS challenges, TIS team helping with the COVID-19 campaign, and TIS remote communities.

Sunrise Health Service Aboriginal Corporation NT TIS Jurisdictional Workshop 12 August 2021

This presentation from the Sunrise Health Service includes information on: the delivery of their TIS program, World No Tobacco Day, hazards during pregnancy, the consequences of smoking, effects and hazards of smoking, the dangers of second-hand smoke, raising awareness about the dangers of chewing tobacco, community engagement, resources, social media, community champions, and success stories.

IUIH Deadly Choices – Tiwi Islands NT TIS Jurisdictional Workshop 12 August 2021

This presentation from IUIH Deadly Choices – Tiwi Islands provides information about: their partnerships, population health approach, data, training and events, clinical integration, and good news stories.

Danila Dilba Health Service NT TIS Jurisdictional Workshop 12 August 2021

This presentation from the Danila Dilba Health Service’s TIS team includes information on: their staff changes, social media, and World No Tobacco Day.

Nganampa Health Council NT TIS Jurisdictional Workshop 12 August 2021 

This presentation from Nganampa Health Council’s TIS team provides information about their new anti-smoking videos. 

TIS Program Impact and Outcome Evaluation

This presentation was delivered by Raglan Maddox from the Australian National University (ANU). The presentation provides information on: governance and accountability; the findings from the recent paper Tobacco smoking and mortality among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adults in Australia (2021); and the evaluation of the impact of the TIS program.

CIRCA TIS evaluation (Part A) mid-term evaluation findings

This presentation was delivered by Rochelle Braaf from CIRCA and provides information on the TIS 2018-2022 mid-term evaluation findings, including: approaches that seem to be working, things that aren’t working so well, and additional approaches and actions worth considering.

Wise Practices to Address Vaping

This presentation from Associate Professor Penney Upton provides information about: what e-cigarettes are, vapes retrieved from youth aged 12-16 years, the toxic effects of nicotine, how to respond to vaping, where to find evidence, what the current evidence shows, and NBPU TIS and TIS Team resources on vaping.

Giri-nya-la-nha (Talk Together): Developing Meaningful Health Messages for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women

In this presentation, Dr Michelle Kennedy discusses the Giri-nya-la-nha project. Information includes: results from a survey exploring the needs and interests of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women to support them to quit smoking, evidence-based practice, and beliefs and myths.

Queensland

2021

NBPU TIS Qld Jurisdictional Workshop Report 21 July 2021 – This report provides a summary of the workshop and feedback from attendees.

Queensland TIS Jurisdictional Workshop 21 July 2021 – presented by TIS Coordinator, Professor Tom Calma AO

This presentation was delivered by Professor Tom Calma AO at the 2021 Qld TIS Jurisdictional Workshop. Information covered in the presentation includes: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander smoking rates; an overview of the TIS program 2018-2022; evaluations and continual quality improvement (CQI); the recent publication Tobacco smoking and mortality among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adults in Australia; the monthly TIS communique; the TIS website; and current and future challenges for grant recipients.

National Best Practice Unit Tackling Indigenous Smoking (NBPU TIS)

This presentation from the NBPU TIS includes information on: the consortium structure, the NBPU TIS staff, how the NBPU TIS works with grant recipients, what information can be found on the TIS website, and due dates for performance reports.

Department of Health update Qld Jurisdictional Workshop 21 July 2021

This presentation was delivered by Matilda Jureidini from the Department of Health. The presentation provides information on the emerging priorities and policy context, and TIS program impact and opportunities.

IUIH Deadly Choices Qld TIS Jurisdictional Workshop 21 July 2021

This presentation was delivered by Luke Dumas, Davin Crampton and Sam Pierce from IUIH Deadly Choices. Information covered in the presentation includes: Deadly Choices’ population health approach, data, training and events, clinical integration, and good news stories.

Apunipima Cape York Health Council Qld TIS Jurisdictional Workshop 21 July 2021

This presentation from Apunipima Cape York Health Council’s TIS team includes information on: their activities, results (why it works – community feedback), how they achieved the results, and their journey to find a local champion.

Torres Health Indigenous Corporation Qld TIS Jurisdictional Workshop 21 July 2021

This presentation was delivered by Joanna Dorante from Torres Health’s Nor Mor Smok TIS team. Information covered in the presentation includes: Nor Mor Smok’s marketing plan, branding, ambassador program, online resources, community events, Nor Mor Smok mascot, program launch highlights, and the 30-Day Nor Mor Smok Challenge.

Carbal Medical Services Qld TIS Jurisdictional Workshop 21 July 2021

This presentation from Carbal Medical Services includes information about: the COVID-19 pandemic, World No Tobacco Day, becoming a TIS worker, resources, merchandise, storybooks, and mini activity plans.

North Coast Aboriginal Corporation for Community Health (NCACCH) Qld TIS Jurisdictional Workshop 21 July 2021

This presentation from NCACCH’s No Durri for this Murri TIS team includes information on: the NCACCH Well Persons Health Check Day, Djum Baal – School Interactive Program, social marketing, case studies, and community surveys.

TIS Program Impact and Outcome Evaluation

This presentation was delivered by Raglan Maddox from the Australian National University (ANU). The presentation provides information on: governance and accountability; the findings from the recent paper Tobacco smoking and mortality among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adults in Australia (2021); and the evaluation of the impact of the TIS program.

CIRCA TIS evaluation (Part A) mid-term evaluation findings

This presentation was delivered by Lena Etuk from CIRCA and provides information on the TIS 2018-2022 mid-term evaluation findings, including: approaches that seem to be working, things that aren’t working so well, and additional approaches and actions worth considering.

Wise Practices to Address Vaping

This presentation from Associate Professor Penney Upton provides information about: what e-cigarettes are, vapes retrieved from youth aged 12-16 years, the toxic effects of nicotine, how to respond to vaping, where to find evidence, what the current evidence shows, and NBPU TIS and TIS Team resources on vaping.

Presentations from 2016 to 2021 are available at Jurisdictional Workshop Presentation Archives.

The National Tackling Indigenous Smoking Workers Workshop was held from Tuesday 2 April to Thursday 4 April 2019 in Alice Springs. This workshop was one of the largest gatherings of TIS workers, partners, experts and supporters of the TIS program. Presentations from the workshop are available here: National Tackling Indigenous Smoking Workers Workshop 2019.