This website has been developed in partnership between Dandenong and District Aborigines Co-operative Lts (DDACL) Tackling Indigenous Smoking team and DDACL Koori Maternity Service.

The Shield our Bubups from Tobacco campaign aims to educate and reduce the rates of maternal smoking in the community. This is also a resource for health professionals who support Aboriginal women to quit smoking in pregnancy.

DDACL Tackling Indigenous Smoking Team

The Tackling Indigenous Smoking (TIS) program aims to improve the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people by reducing the prevalence of tobacco use through population health promotion activities.

Since 2014, the TIS team at Dandenong and District Aborigines Co-operative, has been working for the Aboriginal community in the Southern and Eastern Metropolitan Melbourne and the Mornington Peninsula.

DDACL Koori Maternity Services

The Koori Maternity Services (KMS) program at DDACL delivers holistic, cultural maternity services to provide the very best for Mother and Bubup.

KMS provides holistic care throughout pregnancy, ensuring individual support is recieved. Easy access and continuity of care also help to achieve the best outcomes for both Mother and Bubup.

The service is available to women having Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Island Bubup.

For more information, contact the Koori Maternity Services Aboriginal Support Workers on (03) 8902 9700.

To order your DDACL Shield our Bubups from Tobacco Reusable Cloth Mask

Please look through this website and complete survey by clicking here

The confidential survey has 15 questions that ask about:

  • your smoking status
  • your opinion on tobacco exposure
  • smoking in pregnancy (see page For Mums)
  • about the quit stories on this website (see page Smoke free Sista Girls)
  • ways we can improve this website

Please note: To qualify for your cloth mask you must identify as Aboriginal and be living within Eastern or Southern Metropolitan Melbourne or the Mornington Peninsula.

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