A Territory-wide partnership is aiming to identify how social media can be used to reduce smoking rates among Indigenous people.

Through the partnership, a team of community-based researchers is working to understand the type of information people share online as well as how to develop useful content and implement social media strategies.

The researchers were supported to complete a Certificate II in Community Health Research as part of their work. Thirteen researchers were awarded the certificate and a further seven were awarded certificates of attainment for specific units.

The organisations that form the partnership are Menzies, Miwatj Health Aboriginal Corporation in Nhulunbuy, Danila Dilba Health Service in Darwin, Central Australian Aboriginal Congress in Alice Springs and AMSANT.