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A diabetes prevention program for Aboriginal people and their families.

Type 2 diabetes is a serious health problem among the Aboriginal community.  It is often developed earlier than in other populations and can lead to death at an earlier age.

Studies show it is possible to prevent type 2 diabetes.  The Road to Good Health course is a type 2 diabetes prevention program for Aboriginal people and their families, run by Aboriginal health workers and services.

The Road to Good Health is a group-based program consisting of six workshops (60 minutes) and can be run weekly or fortnightly by Aboriginal health workers.  It helps people make long term lifestyle changes, such as improving their diet and becoming more physically active.    

The Diabetes Risk Assessment Tool identifies people at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Those with a score of 12 or higher on the diabetes risk test and are aged 18 years or over are eligible to join the program.

Running the Aboriginal Life! program in your organisation

Aboriginal Health Workers (and other health professionals who work with Aboriginal communities) attend a two-day training course to deliver the RTGH course. Organisations wanting to offer the RTGH course should contact Robyn Alexander on 8648 1825 or at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it