This week Katungul launched a new health campaign at its Batemans Bay Clinic that aims to encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders to receive regular medical check-ups and improve their health.
The Deadly Blues health campaign, which involves the NSWRL, NRL clubs and other elite sports, is being run by the Institute for Urban Indigenous Health (IUIH) and has been backed by the Australian government with $1.2million in funding.
It aims to target chronic disease, nutrition, physical activity and smoking which can have a negative impact on Indigenous Australian communities.
It will begin this month in the lead-up to the Holden State of Origin series in June and July 2019.
When clients visit any of Katungul's three clinics on the South Coast for a health check, they will receive a free NSWRL-inspired jersey.
Katungul is one of only six high-performing Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services who were selected as part of the Deadly Blues Origin Partnership.