Over 80 staff across the Central Australian Aboriginal Congress workforce formed Team Congress 2018 in the Alice Springs Barrett Drive Mile on Friday evening.
Well recognised in uniform promoting Deadly Choices health checks and a no smoking message, the team included representatives from all sections of Congress’ multidisciplinary workforce, including the Chief Executive Officer, Executive and Senior Managers, Doctors, Aboriginal Health Practitioners, Allied Health Practitioners, Clients Service Officers, Nurses, Cleaners, Early Childhood Educators, Researchers, Corporate staff and Health Promotion staff.
The team concept was initially inspired by Congress Podiatrist and champion runner, Brad White and has proven to harnesses social dynamics, peer interaction and the promotion of healthy lifestyles.
Congress has been participating in the event since 2016 and from modest beginnings the team has grown to a sizeable force that dominated the event’s novelty race. Event organisers praised Congress’ strong participation that contributed almost a third of all the competitors, helping to make the event a big success.