We offer a range of services and resources for health, community services and local government professionals as well as community members.
Our newest Cultural Competence Training course is;
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
Multicultural services are a significant part of Mercy Health. “Mercy Hospital for Women was one of the first Victorian public hospitals to establish multicultural services. It’s an important part of who we are and how we see our broader community,” said...read more
This project was designed to promote the sexual health and wellbeing of international students and empower them with skills and knowledge to experience healthy relationshipsread more
how could English speaking Social Support Groups (SSG) build culturally inclusive and welcoming environments for people who speak little or no English?read more
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We need to improve strategies to encourage international students to seek support for mental health, Coroner Audrey Jamieson recommended this week, after the inquest into the death of an international student in 2016. The Coroner’s investigation quoted research that...read more
Sunday’s rally in St Kilda is another example of the African Australian community being used as a political pawn in a larger debate about law and order and immigration when there is lots of research on the positive benefits of multiculturalism. There is clear...read more
In a recent Facebook Live, Miss USA spoke about two other contestants in a way that suggested everyone should be able to speak English. Despite the fact that they were in Thailand at the time. “Miss Cambodia is here and doesn’t speak any English, and not a single...read more
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