Quitline Enhancements and Brief Intervention Training - Tackling Indigenous Smoking (TIS)

Quitline enhancements and brief intervention training are aimed at supporting Quitlines, frontline health and community workers to better help Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander smokers to quit.

Page last updated: 29 July 2016

Quitline enhancements

The TIS program provides funding to Quitlines to improve their capacity to provide accessible and appropriate services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Enhancements for young people, pregnant women and new mothers are included.  The funding has also supported employment of Indigenous staff.

Brief Intervention training

Quitskills training, delivered by the Cancer Council of South Australia, is continuing in 2015-16. This component of the program has increased the number of suitably trained professionals working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander smokers. Training in best-practice intervention methods has been delivered to those in community controlled and mainstream organisations.

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