Cancer Awareness: For Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers

Cancer is one of the main causes of death in Aboriginal people, with Aboriginal people far less likely to survive after a cancer diagnosis than other Australians.

The Cancer Council NSW has developed a resource to train Aboriginal Health Workers in the causes, treatment and support of Aboriginal people with cancer.

Developed in consultation with Aboriginal Health Workers across NSW, the package is a comprehensive training resource for Aboriginal Health Workers to plan and facilitate workshops for their colleagues.

The resource includes:

  • a facilitator’s manual, which contains all the instructions and information for delivering the workshop, and
  • a CD-ROM, which contains a Powerpoint slide show presentation and a master copy of the course workbook for participants.

Written in plain language, the package is based on successful workshops held across NSW in recent years.  Cancer Awareness: A training resource for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers is an essential tool for Aboriginal Health Workers working to understand the impact of cancer in their communities, and to reduce the burden of this disease.

This resource is currently out of print. Health Professionals are welcome to download this resource as a PDF however please note that the statistics in Session 3 are out of date. Please check  www.aihw.gov.au/cancer

or  www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail    for up to date national statistics.

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