Rumble on the Reef gets Deadly!

This years Etnies Rumble on the Reef has a huge focus on Supporting Australia. and we are really excited to announce one of this years community partners, Deadly Choices.

What is Deadly Choices?

Deadly Choices is a health promotion initiative of the Institute for Urban Indigenous Health (IUIH).

It aims to empower Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to make healthy choices for themselves and their families – to stop smoking, to eat good food and exercise daily. Deadly Choices also encourages our people to access their local Community Controlled Health Service and complete an annual ‘Health Check’.

Deadly Choices is a social marketing campaign that is made up of:

  • Tobacco cessation programs
  • Community events
  • Sport and recreation
  • Education programs
  • Cooking programs
  • Leadership camps
  • Social media.

Governments have committed to Closing the Gap in Indigenous health, but only our communities can make this happen.

In Aboriginal slang, if something is ‘deadly’ it is great. As such a Deadly Choice is a good choice, and we encourage community to make such choices each day.

Since their inception they have rolled out:

Health checks
Were conducted

New patients engaged
Taking the total number to 35,020
Deadly Places, Smoke-Free Spaces
Pledges signed, impacting 11,500 individuals
Education programs delivered
With 1,256 program graduates
Pop-up Smoke-Free stalls held
With 2,122 smoker interventions undertaken.
We have an amazing group of indigenous skateboarders in the skateboarding scene, and we are honoured to announce that we can create awareness and help in closing the gap with their Brother and Sisters, Aunt and Uncles.
We encourage everyone to get behind this movement and make Rumble on the Reef the best event of 2019!
If you would like to learn more, get help or Support Deadly Choices Click here to see their website
Josh Weribone from Toowoomba at the 2018 Rumble on the Reef.


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