Maari Ma Health reminds Indigenous community members to get their annual well-health check-up and offer a bonus incentive.
The local health organisation promotes the yearly checks in partnership with the Deadly Blues campaign.
Nola Whyman, Executive Operations Officer for Maari Ma, encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander residents to book an appointment for peace of mind.
“This is really important as a preventative part of looking after your health,” she said.
“You can go away knowing that you are great or if you need a bit of help from our health team, they are able to put you on the right track.”
Deadly Blues is a health campaign that aims to target chronic disease, nutrition, physical activity and smoking.
It is a collaborative program with Deadly Choices, an initiative of the Institute for Urban Indigenous Health (IUIH) and NSW Rugby League.
The health check comes with incentives like customised shirts representing a favourite Rugby League or AFL club and a chance to win tickets to attend the first State of Origin game in Sydney.
Mrs Whyman is thankful that the sporting association and its ambassadors use their influence to support the important cause.
“We know that rugby league is very popular for our Aboriginal communities out here,” she said.
“So I’m hoping this will help get people to get in, get their health check done and see how we can help you as a service if you need.
“It’s great that the National Rugby League is using the power of its brand as tool to promote a positive outcome for our Indigenous communities.”
The health checks can also be used to consult staff about any other matters.
For more information about Deadly Choices, visit deadlychoices.com.au.
To book an appointment, call Maari Ma Health on 08 8082 9777.