Why we exist

Red Dust inspires positive change in remote Indigenous communities through a unique ‘community-as-family’ model of health and well-being programs.

For over twenty years we have walked alongside community leaders and elders to create a stronger future for youth and their families.

We draw on the strengths of both western health knowledge and traditional cultural knowledges that influence young people in community.

Our positive role models and engaging, high impact programs help build resilience in young people and inspire them to identify and pursue their dreams.

We also work together with Australians more broadly to help build cross-cultural competency through tailored cultural training, community immersion experiences and volunteering opportunities.

The Need

THE RATE OF

Diabetes is 6 times higher

IN INDIGENOUS CHILDREN THAN NON-INDIGENOUS CHILDREN

66% of deaths occur before the age of 65

FOR INDIGENOUS PEOPLE COMPARED WITH 20% OF NON-INDIGENOUS DEATHS
INDIGENOUS PEOPLE WERE

5 times more likely to die from kidney disease

THAN NON-INDIGENOUS PEOPLE

How we help

Red Dust delivers programs to

Red Dust Program Approach and Theory of Change
Red Dust Program Impact 2018