Cancer Australia is reaching out to improve cancer outcomes for Indigenous Australians with the Our Mob and Cancer website. Cancer is a major health problem in Australia. Moreover, the cancer burden for Indigenous Australians is almost twice that of non-Indigenous Australians.
We, ResearchCrowd, focus tested the website content and artwork with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people from across Australia. The aim of undertaking focus testing was to help provide culturally-safe, linguistically appropriate support and information for patients and their families, communities and health professionals.
The website includes information about how cancer affects our mob, ways to protect against cancer, types of cancer, diagnosis, treatment and living with cancer, how cancer spreads and where to get help and support. The website also includes information about culturally sensitive topics around Sorry Business, Men’s Business and Women’s Business and Shame, and how these relate to cancer and associated health outcomes.
Assistant Minister for Indigenous Health, Senator the Hon Malarndirri McCarthy supported Cancer Australia’s efforts at reaching out by launching this groundbreaking website today. The website was co-designed by Cancer Australia and Indigenous Australians for Indigenous Australians. Visit the website at: www.mymobandcancer.gov.au
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