We offer a range of services and resources for health, community services and local government professionals as well as community members:
Our professional development workshops are specifically designed to improve the way in which you work with people from refugee and migrant backgrounds.
We aim to prevent HIV, viral hepatitis and sexually transmissible infections in refugee and migrant communities, asylum seekers and mobile populations.
Here you will find resources on cultural competence, health literacy, language services and sexual health.
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Our research is working towards building an evidence-base to support cultural competence, health literacy, and consumer participation.
We can work with your organisation on projects, resource-development, social marketing, research – anything which requires our expert knowledge of how to engage with refugee and migrant communities.
We manage the Health Translations Directory on behalf of the Department of Health & Human Services
The Health Translations Directory aims to improve the health of people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. We do this by providing health professionals and community members with reliable, accurate, and up to date health information in many different languages.
We have managed the site, on behalf of the Department of Health and Human Services, since 2014. Since then we have partnered with many high profile organisations to increase the availability of content. We ensure the topics and languages represented are relevant. Every day hundreds of health professionals and people from our community access the site across Victoria, Australia and all around the world.
Cultural competence is our expertise
We can help you become more culturally competent through:
- our training programs
- cultural competence audit
- cultural competence resources
We focus on health literacy
We offer training, consultancy and resources to improve the health literacy of people in Australia. Our services include:
- health literacy course
- health literacy workshops
- health literacy resources
We are experienced in sexual health and blood-borne viruses
We focus on sexual health and blood-borne viruses in the Multicultural Health and Support Service:
- Multicultural Sexual Health Network Forum
- Multicultural Community Action Network
- Youth Ambassadors Program
Members of the Karen Community, who in many cases are new to Victoria, love the simple art of fishing. For Fisheries Victoria, getting the best information to this new community to help with promotion of good fishing practice, was a bit of a tricky taskread more
This video shows highlights from a Health Literacy course run in collaboration with the Inner and Outer East Primary Care Partnerships.read more
In partnership with the African and Black Diaspora Global Network on HIV/AIDS and the Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations, the Multicultural Health and Support Service hosted the “African Diaspora Networking Zone: Under the Baobab Tree” at the International AIDS Conference in Melbourne in July 2014. The bright and inviting zone was visited by thousands of people and was considered a great success.read more
The Centre for Culture, Ethnicity and Health (CEH) is celebrating World Refugee Day, today on June 20th. Presently, globally there has never been more refugees and displaced peoples, now exceeding the numbers seen post World War II. While internationally we are...read more
Are you from South East Asia or Sub-Saharan Africa? We would like to talk to you about migrant health
We are looking for men and women from South East Asia and sub-Saharan Africa to take part in a group discussion exploring what stops people testing for HIV and what we can do to increase HIV testing.read more
Are you a young person interested in health, gender identity, relationships, culture and discrimination? We need you!
The Multicultural Health Support Service (MHSS) is looking for volunteers to become Youth Ambassadors to produce a special edition ‘Zine’ (magazine).read more
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