Dr Jimmy Little AO is in demand across Australia to talk about his experiences, the future and way forward he sees for Indigenous health and of course as a musician!
To this end, when we aren't in remote communities delivering programs, Jimmy and the team are often at other community events, conferences and corporate functions.
By partnering with Vibe Australia, The Jimmy Little Foundation has a presence at all Vibe Alive and Vibe 3on3 Basketball and Hip Hop Challenges. At the Vibe Alive festivals which in 2010 were held in five communities around Australia: Bendigo, Kalgoorlie, Moree, Port Augusta and Townsville and will host three jam-packed festivals in 2011 Uncle Jimmy or his ambassadors are on-site to yarn about healthy lifestyles and how good tucker = long life.
At the Vibe 3on3 Basketball and Hip Hop Challenges, we support the lunch time BBQ with healthy bread, meat, salads and fruit so the young people participating will have the fuel they need to get through the day of sport, art and culture.
People are always calling on us to participate in gatherings where health and long life are the main focus. So, Uncle Jimmy and his team have been involved in the Fresh Food Summit at Tennant Creek run by AMSANT, presented and had a stall at Criterion Conferences linking Indigenous policy with service delivery, the Remote Indigenous Gardens Workshop and the Public Health Association Conference.
Over the last few years we have also been hanging with the crew from Music Outback Foundation and in 2010 were part of Mobfest Tanami. Over three days and nights at Ti Tree, young people enjoyed workshops, concerts and learnt more about how to get Uncle Jimmy's thumbs up! And we're on board for Mobfest in 2011.
And of course, The Jimmy Little Foundation is firm friends with Diabetes Australia, Kidney Australia and other health organisations and departments; plus, we consult and work with Aboriginal Medical Services around Australia, all with the aim of reducing the incidence of diabetes and kidney disease in Indigenous Australians.
To show your support and get involved, please contact Jimmy Little Thumbs Up! Program Manager Cassandra Douglas - Hill
To collaborate or join the effort to reduce kidney disease, simply get back to us with some details about how we can work together by filling out this form.