Deadly Choices works to empower Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders to make healthy choices for themselves and their families. Our partnership with Deadly Choices encourages communities to receive health checks at local Aboriginal Community Controlled Health organisations.
In 2022, HFC and Deadly Choices worked together to hold community engagement events during Sir Doug Nicholls Round, and in our engagement zones across the country. By raising awareness of healthy lifestyle choices and increasing the number of Indigenous people seeking health checks, Deadly Choices has made a real difference in closing the health and life expectancy gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. To encourage mob to take a preventative approach to their health, IUIH and licensee clinics provide clients with a free Deadly Choices shirt after they’ve had their 715 Health Check. These shirts change annually, with a small variety offered to attract different audiences.
This year’s Hawthorn shirt was design by Jarman Impey. This is an important piece for Jarman to showcase his connection to culture and leave his legacy here at Hawthorn.