In 2016 KAMS and member services were successful in receiving funding for the Tackling Indigenous Smoking (TIS) Program 2016-2018. This has now been extended to 2022.
The TIS program is embedded into member services with TIS teams at BRAMS, DAHS, YYMS and OVAHS. Supporting the TIS teams across the region is the KAMS TIS Regional Coordinator who works with member services and other key stakeholders to ensure the TIS program is consistent across the region, outcome focussed and contributing to an evidence base of what works in Aboriginal smoking cessation.
The TIS Program provides:
- Community education programs on smoking and its harmful effects.
- Facilitation of quit support groups.
- Delivery of Brief intervention training to Aboriginal Medical Service Staff and community professional who a regularly in contact with Aboriginal people.
- Training and support for workplaces and community spaces to become smoke free.
- Advocate for smoke-free places at a Regional and National level.
We also develop local smoke free programs and campaigns that are meaningful to Aboriginal people in the Kimberley.
Our goal is to support Aboriginal people to be the healthiest they can be.
Kimberley TIS Contacts
Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services
Mandy McSherry – TIS Regional Coordinator
Phone: (08) 9195 2118
Ben De Meo – TIS Remote Project Officer
Phone: (08) 9195 2118
|Kimberley KTIS Contacts||Name||Position||Work Ph.|
|KAMS||Mandy McSherry||TIS Regional Coordinatorfirstname.lastname@example.org||9195 2118|
|Alyssa Monte||TIS Remote Project Officer||Alyssa.email@example.com||9195 2118|
|Lee Perry||TIS Remote Project Officer||Lee.firstname.lastname@example.org||91952118|
|BRAMS||Lattrell Matthews||TIS Educatoremail@example.com||91921338|
|Ben Phillips||TIS Educatorfirstname.lastname@example.org||91921338|
|DAHS||Glenys Gillespie||TIS Educatoremail@example.com||91584200|
|Deborah Gordon||TIS Educatorfirstname.lastname@example.org||91584200|
|Jade Skinner||TIS Educator||Jade.email@example.com||91584200|
|OVAHS||Hank Cooper||TIS Educator||Hank.firstname.lastname@example.org||91662256|
|Kate Black||TIS Educatoremail@example.com||91662256|
|YYMS||Chloe Malay-Murphy||TIS Educator||Tis3@yyms.org.au||91686266|
|Jamaine Johnson||TIS Educator||Tis2@yyms.org.au||91686266|