The National TIS Workers Workshop was held on the lands of the Larrakia people in Garramilla (Darwin) on 7-8 March 2023. This workshop was one of the largest gatherings of TIS workers, partners, experts and supporters of the TIS program.
NBPU TIS National TIS Workers Workshop Report 7-8 March 2023 – This report provides a summary of the workshop and feedback from attendees.
Please note – some of the presentations from the workshop are not available at this time.
NBPU TIS – The Year That Was
This video from the National Best Practice Unit Tackling Indigenous Smoking provides TIS Program highlights from 2022.
Department of Health and Aged Care
This presentation was delivered by Ben Mudaliar from the Department of Health and Aged Care. The presentation provides information on policy context, achievements to date, celebrating what works – national supports, priority groups, population health activities, expanding service delivery, and the importance of TIS partnerships.
CIRCA Evaluation Update
This presentation was delivered by Lena Etuk and Thushara Dibley from CIRCA and provides an update on their TIS evaluation. The presentation includes an evaluation overview, information on evaluation in 2022-2023 and 2023-2026, and a progress update.
Nation to Nation Café – Vaping: Same but Different
In this Nation to Nation Café session, TIS teams discussed vaping and what activities they were doing to change youth attitudes and behaviour about vaping. You can read the report summarising the key findings of the café here.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health From Person to Population – ANU
This presentation was delivered by Shavaun Wells, Christina Heris, Dean Pousini-Hilton, Maya Morton Ninomiya, Makayla Holz, Rohan Telford and Raglan Maddox from Australian National University (ANU). It provides information on elements of effective tobacco control programs, factors that influence smoking cessation, demographic differences in smoking prevalence, tobacco control activities, anti-smoking attitudes, knowledges and belief, the TIS program Mayi Kuwayu Study findings, e-cigarettes and confused messaging, locally tailored and culturally safe communication, and a discussion on how TIS teams want to receive information.
Tobacco Vaping and E-Cigarettes – Cameron Manning and Kerindy Clarke
This presentation was delivered by Cameron Manning from Cancer Council NSW, and Kerindy Clarke from Quitline. Cameron provided information about their upcoming Aboriginal e-cigarette/vaping research project, which is a satellite project to Generation Vape. Kerindy discussed vaping campaigns in NSW.
Apunipima Cape York Health Council
This presentation was delivered by the Apunipima Cape York Health Council TIS team. It provides information on their What’s Your Story Cape York campaign including the background, planning, development and implementation of video resources, challenges, learnings, and successes.
This presentation was delivered by the Awabakal TIS team. It provides information on their Get in the Game campaign including the background, strategy, impact and learnings.
Institute for Urban Indigenous Health – Deadly Choices
This presentation was delivered by the Institute for Urban Indigenous Health’s Deadly Choices team. It provides information on Deadly Choices including the growth, consortium, programs and activities, partnerships, challenges, reducing smoking in remote areas, and mums and bubs.
Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Service
This video from the Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Service (KAMS) TIS team provides information on how they are addressing vaping in their communities.
La Perouse – Na Joomelah
This presentation was delivered by La Perouse’s Na Joomelah TIS team. It provides information on their team, their brand, youth projects, projects for pregnant women, events, social media, monitoring and evaluation, and their future plans.
Torres Health – Nor Mor Smok
This presentation was delivered by Joanna Dorante from Torres Health’s Nor Mor Smok TIS team. It provides information on their online resources, Facebook page, merchandise, the 30 day Nor Mor Smok Challenge, Malu the TIS mascot, and success stories.
Victorian Aboriginal Health Service (VAHS) – Boorais and Smoke Don’t Mix
This presentation was delivered by the Victorian Aboriginal Health Service (VAHS) TIS team. It provides information on their Boorais and Smoke Don’t Mix campaign including how it was created, growing the campaign, branding and marketing, evaluation, social media engagement, and challenges and barriers.
WA Country Health Service – Ngamari Free
This presentation was delivered by the WA Country Health Service TIS team. It provides information on their Ngamari Free Spaces campaign including their new signage and app.
Wellington Aboriginal Corporation Health Service – Quit B Fit Team Video
This presentation was delivered by the Wellington Aboriginal Corporation Health Service TIS team. It provides information on their team, their ad in partnership with Channel Win, conversations with young people in the community about smoking, the Quit B Fit podcast: Capturing community stories, multimedia team, and their youth programs.
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