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

– Regional Coordinator

(08) 9195 2118

Jarlyn Spinks – TIS Remote Project Officer

 (08) 9195 2111

Broome Regional Aboriginal Medical Services

Cassandra Matsumoto

Stanley Francis

(08) 9192 1338

Derby Aboriginal Health Service

Glenys Gillespie

Anthony Garlett

Cameron Taylor

(08) 9193 1090

Yura Yungi Medical Services

Darren foynes

Charlene Foynes

(08) 9198 6266

Ord Valley Aboriginal Health Service

Neville De Silva

Nicolas Tierney

(08) 9166 2200