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Kicking goals for Indigenous health

Date posted: 8 June 2017

The Aboriginal Health Council of South Australia (AHCSA) has teamed up with Port Adelaide Football Club to deliver a unique program aimed at improving health outcomes in the state.

Deadly Choices aims to empower young Aboriginal people to make choices for themselves and their families by focusing on learning about eight key areas: chronic disease, tobacco cessation, leadership, nutrition, physical activity, harmful substances, healthy relationships and access to health checks.

Port Adelaide players and former players, such as Gavin Wanganeen, will be ambassadors.

Port Adelaide, Chief Executive Officer, Keith Thomas, said support of the program cemented other Indigenous programs supported by the club, including the Aboriginal Power Cup and the highly successful WillPOWER program, which came to Ceduna earlier this year.

The program will be launched in schools across the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Lands in collaboration with Nganampa Health Council this month and continue with AHCSA organisations during the year.

Source: West Coast Sentinel

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Last updated: 8 June 2017
 
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