Tackling Indigenous Smoking and Healthy Lifestyles

The Australian Government established the Tackling Indigenous Smoking and Healthy Lifestyle Program in 2010 to reduce smoking rates and increase healthy behaviours in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. In 2014 Dr Upton led a review of the program commissioned by the Federal Government, to ensure the program’s delivery was effective and in line with the evidence. The review’s analysis and recommendations informed the revision of the program and led to the development of the National Best Practice Unit Tackling Indigenous Smoking (NBPU TIS). This consortium, led by the Australian Indigenous business Ninti One supports regional Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander teams to develop, monitor and evaluate evidence-based population health promotion activities to Tackle Indigenous smoking (TIS). Dr Upton is the Population Health Research Officer for NBPU TIS.

Publications

Upton, P., Davey, R., Evans, M., Mikhailovich, K., Simpson, L., & Hacklin, D. (2014). Tackling Indigenous Smoking and Healthy Lifestyle Programme Review: A Rapid Review of the Literature. Report to the Australian Government Department of Health.

Upton, P., Davey, R., Evans, M., Mikhailovich, K., Simpson, L., & Hacklin, D. (2014). Tackling Indigenous Smoking and Healthy Lifestyle Programme Review: Stakeholder Consultation. Report to the Australian Government Department of Health.

Upton, P., Davey, R., Evans, M., Mikhailovich, K., Simpson, L., & Hacklin, D. (2014). Tackling Indigenous Smoking and Healthy Lifestyle Programme Review: A Multi Criteria Decision Analysis. Report to the Australian Government Department of Health

More details about this ongoing work can be found at https://tacklingsmoking.org.au/