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NACCHO #HealthElection16 : Smokes up to $40 a packet - In reality, the policy actually benefits the poor

“Tobacco kills one half of those who smoke long term. If increasing the price stops them from smoking, which it does, then the lives of thousands of Australians will be saved by this increase. 1,709 more words

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NACCHO Aboriginal #healthElection16 Check : How much sugar is it OK to eat ?

“Consuming too much energy – whether from fat or carbohydrates, including sugar – will make you gain weight. If left unchecked, this excess weight increases… 907 more words

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NACCHO Aboriginal Health and Human Rights : Apunipima Cape York Health Council submission to enquiry

“Apunipima Cape York Health Council is the Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (ACCHO) for Cape York. Cape York has a total of 17 remote communities; Apunipima provides comprehensive primary health care services to 11 communities and advocacy services to all 17. 1,039 more words

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NACCHO Aboriginal Healthy Tucker : Born and bread in remote Aboriginal Communities

“I believe that people living in communities have the right to a good choice of fresh food, We currently employ 14 staff in the store, approximately 50% of whom are local Indigenous workers, with several working in the bakery. 1,232 more words

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NACCHO Aboriginal #HealthElection16 : Storytelling ,leadership ,Ken Wyatt MP and healthy hearts

Eddie, your story is an important story because if we’re going to change health and the health outcomes of our people, we need to hear the stories from those who’ve been affected.  1,648 more words

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NACCHO Aboriginal Health News Alert : Download AIHW Australian Burden of Disease Study

“At least 31% of the burden of disease in 2011 was preventable, being due to the modifiable risk factors included in this study. The risk factors causing the most burden were tobacco use, high body mass, alcohol use, physical inactivity and high blood pressure.” 803 more words

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NACCHO #healthelection16 : Client contacts at Aboriginal health organisations continue to increase

Australian Government-funded primary health care organisations saw around 435,000 individual clients through over 3.5 million episodes of care, an average of 8.2 episodes of care per client, in 2014-15, according to a report released today by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW). 749 more words

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