Work more effectively with people from
refugee & migrant backgrounds

We offer a range of services and resources for health, community services and local government professionals as well as community members:


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Our professional development workshops are specifically designed to improve the way in which you work with people from refugee and migrant backgrounds.
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Multicultural Health and Support Service

We aim to prevent HIV, viral hepatitis and sexually transmissible infections in refugee and migrant communities, asylum seekers and mobile populations.
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Knowledge Hub

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.
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Cultural Consultancy

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.
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Project Management

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. 

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Cultural Competence

Cultural competence is our expertise

We can help you become more culturally competent through:

  • our training programs
  • cultural competence audit
  • cultural competence resources

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Health Literacy

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

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Sexual Health & blood-borne viruses

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

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Recent Work

New guide turns the tide for Fisheries Victoria

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 task

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African Diaspora Networking Zone at AIDS 2014

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.

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Upcoming Events

Minimising the impact of AOD on communities @ Centre for Culture, Ethnicity & Health
Jul 8 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Minimising the impact of AOD on communities @ Centre for Culture, Ethnicity & Health | Richmond | Victoria | Australia
Join us to discuss the impact of Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) on our communities. Find out: How alcohol and other types of drugs impact on health. What are the barriers for seeking help? How[...]
Jul 11 @ 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Multicultural Health Workers: Supporting Hepatitis B @ Multicultural Hub | Melbourne | Victoria | Australia
The workshop will be delivered by the Centre for Culture, Ethnicity and Health in partnership with ASHM and aims to: Improve your knowledge and understanding of hepatitis B Increase your awareness of the impact of[...]
Strengthening Workplace Diversity @ Centre for Culture, Ethnicity & Health
Jul 19 @ 9:15 am – 12:15 pm
Strengthening Workplace Diversity @ Centre for Culture, Ethnicity & Health | Richmond | Victoria | Australia
Audience: Managers & Program Leaders Organisations with a workforce reflective of the community they serve can better meet the needs of that community. In this workshop, you will acquire knowledge of key concepts and strategies[...]



World Refugee Day June 20th: We stand with refugees.

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...

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