Aboriginal cancer prevention programs
Cancer Council Victoria is committed to working with Victoria's Aboriginal community to reduce the incidence and burden of cancer by raising awareness of the importance of cancer prevention and screening programs.
To effectively address cancer rates within the Victorian Aborginal community, education around risk factors and available screening programs is integral.
We work closely with Victorian Aboriginal organisations, health workers, government and businesses to target cancer prevention messages to Victorian Aboriginal communities.
- Education programs to reduce the risk of cancer.
- Research to reduce the burden of cancer on future generations.
- Information and support for cancer patients, their families, carers, and health professionals.
- Creating culturally appropriate resources through community consultation and using local artists.
Reducing the prevalence, impact and morbidity related to cancer for Victorian Aboriginal communities is a priority for Cancer
Council Victoria and to assist us in this work we have partnered with
the Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation
(VACCHO). In September 2011 a Memorandum of Understanding was developed
between VACCHO and Cancer Council Victoria which underpins our work
together to achieve this common goal.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander brochures and posters
We've created a series of brochures and posters targeted to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men and women:
These websites provide information relevant to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health.
Hepatitis B and Liver Cancer
Health and Welfare of Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples 2015
Centre for Excellence in Tobacco Control
Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation
National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation
Onemda VicHealth Koori Health Unit