Living Strong is a healthy lifestyle group-based program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, formerly known as the Healthy Weight Program.
A summary report of the evaluation of the 2005 Healthy Weight Program is available.
The Living Strong program encourages participants to seek a healthy lifestyle through good nutrition and physical activity and teaches them life skills to be able to do this in their daily lives. Living Strong includes optional health screenings and up to 12 workshops that can be combined in a variety of ways to suit community and local group needs.
Living Strong is designed to be delivered by generalist health staff such as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers, staff in Community Health Services as well as in non–government health services. Living Strong facilitators participate in a five-day training program and are offered implementation and evaluation support by staff of Queensland Health.
A range of resources for the Living Strong program are available from the Edward Koch Foundation. Email: email@example.com
The Living Strong Program has been designed for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adults. For more information read the Position Statement on the use of the Living Strong Healthy Lifestyle Program with children and adolescents. Other related documents:
For more information about Living Strong contact us.
Living Strong Advisors:
Southern Regional Services
Ph: 4631 9818
Darling Downs Public Health Unit
Central Regional Services
Advanced Nutrition Promotion Officer (Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Health)
Ph: 3624 1137
Brisbane Northside Public Health Unit
Tropical Regional Services
Nutrition Promotion Officer
Ph: 4226 5527
Cairns Public Health Unit