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Cowboys feature in NT indigenous health program

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Cowboys feature in NT indigenous health program

2 Jun 2008


Tiwi Island children with the Cowboys health poster

A new initiative promoting the Cowboys tips for good health is being rolled out across NT schools, as part of the NRL's Indigenous Health Program.

Cowboys prop Carl Webb joined league great and Cowboys director Gorden Tallis and Toyota Cup player Obe Geia in launching the program on the Tiwi Islands late last month.

Their visit included a skills clinic for 150 children on Bathurst Island, and a reinforcement of the key messages of the One Community program: don’t smoke, eat well, wash your hands, brush your teeth, and be active and get involved.

The NRL’s One Community has partnered with the Menzies School of Health Research to deliver this initiative, which will encourage indigenous families to adopt a healthy lifestyle and to regularly attend health checks and clinics.

Based in Darwin, Menzies is the leader in indigenous and tropical health research, working in over 40 indigenous communities to address key health issues.

The North Queensland Toyota Cowboys are strong and active supporters of initiatives that work to improve the quality of life and well-being for indigenous communities, under the Cowboys in the Community program.


Carl Webb speaks to indigenous children
 
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