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
Through CEH’s sexual health education sessions, the students at WELS learn about contraception, hygiene, sexually transmissible infections and more. CEH delivers these sessions in partnership with Womens Health West and Maribyrnong City Council.read more
On International Women's Day, the Multicultural Sexual Health Network ran a forum focused on consent and current strategies to engage with people from multicultural communities. Guest speakers Jenny Walsh from Relationships and...read more
Building on the Understanding the NDIS training which CEH run for interpreters in Victoria last year, CEH received further support from the Victorian government to continue the interpreters' training and to expand it to bicultural workers and Multicultural Education...read more
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While HIV diagnoses have notably declined the past five years, almost half of all cases in 2018 in Australia were among overseas born people (46%), according to the latest national report released by the Kirby Institute. There have been major scientific developments...read more
Trigger Warning: This post discusses sensitive issues, including rape and abortion. The Coalition government is attempting to repeal the lifesaving legislation, Medical Evacuation (often called Medevac). The law, which came into effect in 2018, enables asylum seekers...read more
The following is a condensed transcript of a Q&A with HIV experts at our World Refugee Day M-CAN Forum: Access for All. What is the difference between HIV and AIDS? There is not yet a cure for HIV but people living with HIV may go into treatment very early, which is...read more
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