Quit Victoria has funded an Aboriginal Tobacco Control Project Coordinator position for the past thirteen years. This program delivers Aboriginal health worker training, supports Aboriginal health workers in their efforts to promote smoking cessation, and funds grants to Aboriginal health services for smoking cessation promotion.
Contact Kylie Belling for further information about Quit's Aboriginal Program, including health worker training, and smoking cessation advice for Aboriginal smokers, Aboriginal community health services and other health professionals working with Aboriginal communities.
Health worker training
What areas are covered in the training?
The Aboriginal Health Worker Training aims to assist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workers, Aboriginal community health services and other health professionals working with Aboriginal communities. The training is to support and assist workers and increase their confidence to give practical advice such as the effects of tobacco use, the benefits of quitting, smoking cessation strategies and the importance of protecting children from passive smoke.
Information on training in your area
For information on when training is coming up in your area either call Kylie Belling on (03) 9635 5524, or watch this space. Upcoming training sessions will be posted on this site.