National Indigenous Preventive Health and Educational Program (NIPHEP)

Bridging the Gap Foundation’s National Indigenous Preventative Health & Educational Program (NIPHEP) is a comprehensive sport and health program aiming to improve remote health and education in the Northern Territory.

Funding received from the Australian Government in 2019 will go towards tackling chronically high levels of Type 2 diabetes, and boost health and wellbeing through sport among Top End and Central Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth.

The NIPHEP is a new partnership between Menzies School of Health Research and John Moriarty Football and will use Bridging the Gap Foundation’s HealthLab program to engage with young people in remote communities to measure and better understand risk factors for chronic diseases. The program will focus on kids aged 5-16 years of age and commence later in 2019. It also aims to boost school attendance through interaction with sport, health and education.

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