National Best Practice Unit Tackling Indigenous Smoking

Providing tailored support to organisations funded under the national Tackling Indigenous Smoking program.

Client: Australian Government Department of Health

Ninti manages the National Best Practice Unit of the Tackling Indigenous Smoking program, which aims to reduce smoking as the most preventable cause of ill health for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. With our expertise in collaborative partnerships and ability to reach specific demographics across Australia, the Department of Health commissioned Ninti to provide a range of tailored support for organisations funded under the program including:

  • accessing evidence-based research, information and resources on tobacco control
  • developing Action Plans
  • developing performance indicators and monitoring impact
  • accessing relevant training and networking opportunities

Partners involved in this 7-year $20 million project are the Health Research Institute at the University of Canberra and the Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet based at Edith Cowan University. For more information visit: or contact Eileen Van Iersel, Manager