Mallee District Aboriginal Services' deadly push for regular health check-ups

Mallee District Aboriginal Services health promotion co-ordinator Emma Geyer and MDAS regional tackling
indigenous smoking worker Nathan Yates are on the lookout for a local “deadly hero”. Picture: Louise Barker

Mallee District Aboriginal Services health promotion co-ordinator Emma Geyer and MDAS regional tackling indigenous smoking worker Nathan Yates are on the lookout for a local “deadly hero”. Picture: Louise Barker

MALLEE District Aboriginal Services (MDAS) is on the hunt for a “deadly hero” who will be the face of a campaign to encourage more indigenous residents to visit the service for regular health check-ups.

MDAS regional tackling indigenous smoking worker Nathan Yates said the overarching aim of the campaign was to boost the health of the local indigenous population.

“Deadly choices in our terminology is about making a good choice so for this it’s about making really healthy lifestyle choices because it’s all about trying to bridge the gap between life expectancy of indigenous and non-indigenous people,” Mr Yates said.

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