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Volume 202 Issue 10 Supplement

1 June 2015

Talking About The Smokes

Transforming the evidence to guide Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander tobacco control

Project leader: David Thomas

The supplement was supported by the Australian Government Department of Health

PDFThe entire supplement is available by downloading the PDF.

Talking About The Smokes (TATS) is a model for how to do a large national epidemiological project in partnership with Aboriginal communities, the National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO) and the Aboriginal community-controlled health service (ACCHS) sector. Research has not always been done well in or in partnership with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, which can make undertaking research with the sector challenging. The TATS project, however, has always felt like a full and respectful partnership between the ACCHS sector and research organisations, and between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people. We have appreciated our involvement in all elements of the project, the clarity of the formal agreements, and the funding and support of project staff employed at NACCHO and in our member ACCHSs. Our concerns and priorities were always addressed.

 

The ACCHS sector recognises how important undertaking research is to reduce smoking in our communities. Because TATS has been done ethically, we can have confidence in using the evidence from this project to improve our policies and programs to reduce the damage that smoking does to our people and communities.

Lisa Briggs
Chief Executive Officer
National Aboriginal Community
Controlled Health Organisation

David P Thomas, Maureen E Davey, Viki L Briggs and Ron Borland, on behalf of the Talking About The Smokes project

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David P Thomas, Viki L Briggs, Sophia Couzos, Maureen E Davey, Jennifer M Hunt, Kathryn S Panaretto, Anke E van der Sterren, Matthew Stevens, Anna K Nicholson and Ron Borland

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Sophia Couzos, Anna K Nicholson, Jennifer M Hunt, Maureen E Davey, Josephine K May, Pele T Bennet, Darren W Westphal and David P Thomas

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Anna K Nicholson, Ron Borland, Maureen E Davey, Matthew Stevens and David P Thomas

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Anna K Nicholson, Ron Borland, Maureen E Davey, Matthew Stevens and David P Thomas

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David P Thomas, Kathryn S Panaretto, Matthew Stevens, Pele T Bennet and Ron Borland

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David P Thomas, Kathryn S Panaretto, Matthew Stevens and Ron Borland

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Anna K Nicholson, Ron Borland, Sophia Couzos, Matthew Stevens and David P Thomas

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Anna K Nicholson, Ron Borland, Pele T Bennet, Anke E van der Sterren, Matthew Stevens and David P Thomas

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Anna K Nicholson, Ron Borland, Anke E van der Sterren, Pele T Bennet, Matthew Stevens and David P Thomas

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Maureen E Davey, Jennifer M Hunt, Raylene Foster, Sophia Couzos, Anke E van der Sterren, Jasmine Sarin and David P Thomas

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Anna K Nicholson, Ron Borland, Jasmine Sarin, Sharon Wallace, Anke E van der Sterren, Matthew Stevens and David P Thomas

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David P Thomas, Pele T Bennet, Viki L Briggs, Sophia Couzos, Jennifer M Hunt, Kathryn S Panaretto, Matthew Stevens and Ron Borland

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David P Thomas, Viki L Briggs, Sophia Couzos, Kathryn S Panaretto, Anke E van der Sterren, Matthew Stevens and Ron Borland

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David P Thomas, Maureen E Davey, Kathryn S Panaretto, Jennifer M Hunt, Matthew Stevens and Anke E van der Sterren

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