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LIVE DISCUSSION FORUM: PREVENTION

  • 24 October

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  • Member
    11 March 2015

    Ah I see. Social Media would certainly seem to be the way to go with our younger people. Would certainly provide opportunities to embed heath promotion messages, and to address risk factors too. I'm not sure how much work is going on in this area, so the work you're involved with Sonja sounds very innovative.

  • 11 March 2015

    Social media is a very visual 'youth friendly' medium that's ideal for youth to absorb learn about health issues - Facebook, Instagram, YouTube are used (and snap chat but that would be difficult to utilitise!) Empowering - giving young people a voice, means to respond and communicate their needs, concerns.

  • Member
    11 March 2015

    We understand that some of you may need to attend to other demands and would like to take the opportunity to thank you very much for participating in our first online yarning forum. Continue to post commetns that you might think of later as we will leave for forum open until March 27, 2015.


     


    We are holding several other forums on different topics over the next 7-10 days.  These are listed here on the NiCAN Yarning space. Topics and dates are:


     


    Screening and Early Detection:  Thursday, March 12 @ 2pm EST


    Diagnosis and Treatment: Wednesday, March 18 @ 10am EST


    Palliative Care: Thursday, March 19 at 1pm EST


    Survivorship: Thursday, March 26 at 11am EST.


     


    Thanks again and please feel free to continue yarning.

  • Member
    11 March 2015

    Welcome Sonja. We're really glad you could join us. I would like to learn more about the empowering behaviours that you mentioned and how this is acheived through social media. 

  • Member
    11 March 2015

    Great points Lauren. I think the issue of access and ensuring equitable access to all services, including those focussed on prevention is very very important. 

  • 11 March 2015

    Sorry for entering this so late - I just got the email from Cancer Council. My interest in prevention is utilising social media to reach young people in our communties to engage them for a moment to trigger thinking, learning about positive empowering behaviours. Working on No Smokes (from Menzies School of Health Research - Ninti One). Will scroll back down to read everyone's contributions..

  • 11 March 2015

    From Quitline perspective, we would like to see continued funding to engage with Aboriginal community and deliver an Aboriginal specific Quitline. We currently have 2 Aboriginal staff who have great skills in narrative therapy and motivational interviewing - it is a great program that supports the Aboriginal community to reduce or quit smoking. We'd like to see the government continue the funding for this program and other tobacco programs that are having excellent results around Australia. It would also be useful to have a toll free number nationally to remove the costs for those who are calling from rural and remote locations or mobile phones.


     

  • Member
    11 March 2015

    I'm not sure I agree re the statement that risk factors addressed through chronic disease programs. The issue is that we need to make sure that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders understand their specific cancer risk. Currenlty the myths around cancer, such as its a white man's disease, are highly prevelant. Other beliefs too are that cancer is caused by a wrong-doing.  Again, I think we need specific cancer prevention programs that specifically address and dyspell these myths. 

  • Member
    11 March 2015

    So how do we set about making changes to improve engagement in prevention? What do you think of a National Framework for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cancer Control. What should be in the Framework?