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Sexual health & BBV resources for professionals who work with multicultural communities

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Centre for Culture, Ethnicity and Health, as at August 2022 The Centre for Culture, Ethnicity and Health aims to improve the health and wellbeing of people from refugee and migrant backgrounds. Part of this involves working with professionals from health, community, and local government services to improve their responsiveness to people from these communities.  One of the ways they do this is by...

BBV/STI Glossary – Simple definitions in English for interpreters, translators, and workers in a health setting

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Centre for Culture, Ethnicity & Health, 2020 The BBV/STI Glossary is a resource for interpreters, translators and others who work in a health setting. It offers an extensive list of English terms related to sexual health and blood-borne viruses (such as hepatitis), with easy to understand definitions. This is a joint project of the following individuals and agencies: Suzanne Lau-Gooey...

Impact of COVID-19 on Migrant and Refugee Women and Children Experiencing DFV

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Women’s Safety NSW, Published: July 31, 2020 Whilst research on the prevalence of violence against migrant and refugee women is limited, what is known is that cultural, language and systemic barriers serve to reduce access to safety and support for this group of women, and they are at higher risk of domestic homicide. (AIC 2020) This also corresponds with lower rates of reporting amongst...

New service providing mental health support to people of CALD backgrounds

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Relationships Australia South Australia, May 2020 ASKPEACE is available to provide mental health support to people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds living in South Australia who have been impacted by COVID-19. The ASK Peace Project will provide a virtual service based on counselling and case management, referrals, support and advocacy services to respond to the mental health...

Interpreter trial ensures hospitals are no longer places where Aboriginal people ‘go to die’

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ABC News, ABC Kimberley By Matt Bamford,  Sat 7 Jul 2018  Many Aboriginal people feel like hospital is a place where they “go to die” but a groundbreaking trial is underway to change that. Interpreters have been introduced at hospitals in Western Australia’s far north to improve patients’ relationships with medical staff. Speaking between three and nine languages each, the...

HIV and hepatitis pre and post test discussion in Victoria: consultation report

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Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, La Trobe University, Nov 2017 In February 2017, the Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society (ARCSHS) at La Trobe University initiated a consultation which aimed to describe best practice in HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C pre and post test discussion in the Victorian context. Building on existing evidence, and guided by the...

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