Remote Services Workshop Presentations 2022

On 22 February 2022, the NBPU TIS hosted an online workshop for the 22 Tackling Indigenous Smoking teams who service communities in remote and very remote Australia.

NBPU TIS Remote Services Workshop Report 22 February 2022 – This report provides a summary of the workshop and feedback.

National Remote Regions TIS Workshop: ‘Strategic overview and what for the future’ 22 February 2022 – presented by National Coordinator TIS, Professor Tom Calma AO

This presentation was delivered by Professor Tom Calma AO at the 2022 Remote Services Workshop. Information covered in the presentation includes: an overview of the TIS Program processes; Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander smoking rates; and vaping.

Department of Health Update Remote Services 22 February 2022

This presentation was delivered by Katherine McHugh 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; and TIS Program components and funding.

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; smoking rates among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people by Indigenous Region; defining boundaries and intensity of the TIS Program; ABS TIS coverage; Mayi Kuwayu study findings about the TIS Program; effective program characteristics; the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control; next steps and questions; and reductions in smoking since 2004.

CIRCA TIS evaluation (Part A) final evaluation findings 22 February 2022 

This presentation was delivered by Lena Etuk from CIRCA and includes information on: the evaluation methods used by CIRCA; and the evaluation findings, including areas of strength and opportunities for improvement.

The Tobacco control guide 22 February 2022

This presentation was delivered by Professor David Thomas about the Tobacco control guide. The guide aims to assist NT health services to make achievable improvements in tobacco control and smoking prevalence. Although developed specifically for use by NT services, it is expected that the guide can be used in other remote and very remote regions of Australia. It was created by Aboriginal Medical Services Alliance Northern Territory (AMSANT), supported by funding from the Australian Government (Department of Health) under the TIS Program.

Please note: Presentations from the 2021 Remote Services Workshop can be accessed here.