Start Stronger Live Longer

Start Stronger, Live Longer Resource Manual for Aboriginal Health Workers


The "Start Stronger, Live Longer" resource kit, for Aboriginal health workers is an exciting milestone in the Rio Tinto Aboriginal Health partnership with the Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, through the Kulunga Research Network.


Rio Tinto's seven year partnership with the Institute has concentrated on ways to improve Aboriginal child and maternal health, particularly through the support of Aboriginal health workers in their training and development.


This resource kit is a product of extensive focus group and interview sessions with Aboriginal people, community members and health workers. It has built on their experiences and ideas, with practical solutions targeted at improving the well-being of Aboriginal people and communities.


You can download individual sections of the toolkit as pdf's below.


Section 1 - Introduction [3.3MB] .  Includes foreword, acknowledgements, context, about this manual, summary of research results, resources, government legislation and related websites, services directory.

Section 2 - Pregnancy and Maternity [1.4MB] 

Section 3 - Aboriginal Infants and Children [2.8MB]

Section 4 - Aboriginal Adolescents and Young People [3MB]

Section 5 - Nutrition and Being Active [1.8MB]

Section 6 - Mental Health and Wellbeing [2.5MB]

Section 7 - Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs [4.8MB]

Section 8 - Health Promotion and Research [2.2MB]


Start Stronger, Live Longer National Aboriginal Health Worker Symposium: Final Report  June 8th and 9th 2010

Start Stronger Live Longer National Symposium

This national symposium was held at the University of Western Australia on 8th and 9th June 2010.


Details of the symposium can be found here


Start Stronger Live Longer

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