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Empowering Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to cut their cancer risk

Cancer Council SA is committed to making meaningful impact in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities through a strengths-based approach; empowering, educating and supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to make positive changes to their health and ultimately, reduce their cancer risk.

Tackling smoking

2020 saw a 10 per cent increase in the number of call back requests from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Quitline clients.

This year, the Quitskills team delivered 29 trainings to 204 participants nationally prior to the onset of COVID-19.

Promoting Cancer Screening

This year, Cancer Council engaged with 62 participants through yarning circles. The Ambassadors for this program attended 11 community events where they delivered messaging on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cancer screening.