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Public Health Advocacy Institute of Western Australia

Indigenous Storybook, Midwest and Pilbara edition

Posted: May 17th, 2013

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The Public Health Advocacy Institute of WA is launching the third edition of their Indigenous Storybook at a celebration in Geraldton next week. The book showcases the achievements of Indigenous people who have contributed to health, social, economic and environmental outcomes for their communities.

The storybook includes 13 stories from the Mid-west and Pilbara regions, told by the people involved. They cover projects such as health and environmental issues, community gardens and employment, leadership and personal journeys.

The stories highlight issues that affect Indigenous communities across the Mid-West and Pilbara regions such tobacco awareness, substance abuse, crime prevention, sustaining culture and language and youth engagement.

For more information, and to download the previous editions, visit PHAIWA’s website or email phaiwa@curtin.edu.au.

Storytellers Wanted to Help Raise Public Health Profile in WA

Posted: September 14th, 2012

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Do you have a story about a someone who has made significant contributions to health, social affairs and the environment in their community?

The Public Health Advocacy Institute of Western Australia (PHAIWA) is currently putting together its third edition of the WA Indigenous Storybook, and is looking for storytellers to contribute. The project aims to influence how public health projects are planned and carried out in Western Australia, and encourages people to share stories about those making positive change in regional communities. This edition will focus on the Wheatbelt and Pilbara Regions of WA.

If you would like help telling your story, PHAIWA has developed a ‘story framework’ to assist in this process, which can be accessed from the PHAIWA website. Mentors can also be arranged to help you write or tell your story.

The first and second editions of this storybook, which focus on the Perth, Peel, and Kimberley Regions of WA, can also be downloaded here.

PHAIWA is an independent public health organisation based within Curtin University, which aims to raise the profile and understanding of public health in Western Australia.