Community-Based Survey Approach Informs Local Tobacco Cessation Campaign For Australia’s Aboriginal Population

CDC’s “Our Global Voices”: Community-based Surveys are Informing Local Cessation Smoking Campaigns for Indigenous Australians
Alyson Wright, project leader at the National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health at Australian National University, discusses the challenges that remote communities in Australia face in reducing tobacco use, highlighting a project “aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of a local tobacco campaign by undertaking a community-based survey in Australia’s Aboriginal population.” Wright notes, “Using a community-based survey approach has helped to build capacity and inform service delivery at the local level, while also providing advice to national decision makers related to community tobacco prevention programs” (5/28).

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