B.strong brief intervention face to face training workshop – Gayndah

Event Details

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Brief Intervention Training Program.

There significant differences in health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders living in Queensland and the rest of the population. A lot of this can be addressed by changing three key lifestyle factors: smoking, nutrition and physical activity.

B.strong objectives

Combining brief interventions for multiple risk factors can improve health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Queenslanders by providing a clinical framework to guide screening and intervention. B.strong aims to:  Increase practitioner access to brief intervention training, deliver more brief intervention services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients in primary and community care settings, assess and refer more clients to early intervention programs and services and improve understanding and awareness of key risk factors for chronic disease in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in the longer term.

B.strong delivery

B.strong provides culturally appropriate training and resource material. It includes a one-day face-to-face workshop, six online modules and practitioner and client resource kits. The program is based on the SmokeCheck Brief Intervention Training Program and the Lifestyle Program (nutrition and physical activity) previously delivered by Queensland Health.

Information sheets are available for Health Workers/ Practitioners and Managers Supervisors.

RSVP by 28-09-18. Lunch and afternoon tea provided. For further information contact the B.strong team on email b.strong@menzies.edu.au or phone  (07) 3169 4208.

The registration form is available here.

See the flyer here.

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