The Ngulluk Koolbang program aimed to identify and implement strategies to improve the health behaviours among Aboriginal people.
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Under the National Partnership Agreement for Preventative Health, the Australian Government provided three years of funding to support the implementation of the Western Australian Measure Up program and progress the underlying messages of the Swap It, Don’t Stop It campaign.
The Ngulluk (us mob) Koolbaang (moving forward), originally known as the Noongar Tomorrow, was a three year program which aimed to identify and implement culturally appropriate strategies to improve the engagement with, understanding of and participation in healthy lifestyle behaviours among Aboriginal people. The long term goal of this program was to increase the proportion of Aboriginal adults who comply with national fruit and vegetable consumption recommendations, national physical activity guidelines and who are a healthy weight.
The primary target audience for the project were Aboriginal adults living in the Perth metropolitan area. The secondary target audience were health professionals and agencies working with Aboriginal people in the metropolitan area.
Rosenberg M. Evaluation of the Ngulluck Koolbaang Program. Health Promotion Evaluation Unit, School of Sport Science, Exercise and Health, The University of Western Australia, Perth, 2013.
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