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Family empowerment and non-communicable disease prevention


The goal of this project was to explore strategies in which an Indonesian Model of the First 1000 Days could prevent non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in the tribal and Indigenous communities of Australia and Indonesia. The collaboration was supported by the Australia–Indonesia Centre and included researchers from Universitas Indonesia, PrimaInstitut Pertanian Bogor, the University of Melbourne, Monash University and the University of Sydney.

This project explored the potential impacts of family empowerment and NCD prevention strategies on achieving early life equity for Indigenous and Tribal peoples in Australia and Indonesia. By developing a regional initiatives report, based on two workshops, it articulated how empowerment and prevention strategies are used to achieve early life equity in Indigenous and Tribal populations in Australia and Indonesia. The project facilitated shared understandings, identified key action areas and investments to galvanise commitment, advocacy and knowledge exchange to advance national and international health and wellbeing goals for populations experiencing vulnerability.