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Communicating COVID-19

Communicating COVID-19

Culturally Responsive Training, Research & Resources to communicate: VACCINES, COVID-19 & ‘CATCH UP’ CARE. Since the onset of the pandemic and in response to the national rollout of COVID-19 vaccinations, CEH has launched a number of initiatives to improve the...
Speaking COVID-19 in 2021

Speaking COVID-19 in 2021

Speaking COVID-19 in 2021 – information about vaccines and supports made clear and simple. Are you a Bicultural Worker or Multicultural education Aides (MEA’s) based in Victoria? Are you finding the information about vaccines and the changing restrictions and advice...
Thank you to everyone who came to our training in 2020

Thank you to everyone who came to our training in 2020

Thank you to everyone who came to our training in 2020 despite all the obstacles of working remotely, juggling children and work or changed duties. In light of COVID-19, you helped us move from face to face workshops to successful, engaging on-line workshops. Some...
New Plain Language Writing eLearning

New Plain Language Writing eLearning

It’s no secret that health writing is inaccessible to most people. Australian research in 2015 found that almost all health information is too complex for average Australian readers to understand. The problem is that the factors that create this exclusionary writing...
Speaking COVID-19

Speaking COVID-19

A training project for Interpreters, Translators and Bicultural Workers to better understand & communicate COVID-19 public health messages. What is the difference between isolation and quarantine? How do you self-isolate in a large household? For the next few...
Drop the Jargon Day 2020 on SBS Radio

Drop the Jargon Day 2020 on SBS Radio

Drop the Jargon Day 2020 is a wrap! To mark the day CEH co-manager Bernice Murphy, CEH Speaking COVID trainee John Nguyen and Mercy Hospitals Victoria Manager, Multicultural Services Natalija Nesvadba, joined hosts on SBS radio to explore how plain language from...
Pledge to #dropthejargon and WIN

Pledge to #dropthejargon and WIN

PLEDGE AND WIN! October 20 is Drop the Jargon Day. Pledge to #dropthejargon in 2020, share an example of confusing jargon or signage with us and you could win 1 of 10 free licences to access your choice of either the Centre for Culture, Ethnicity & Health’s Health...
Pledge to #dropthejargon in 2020

Pledge to #dropthejargon in 2020

October 20 is Drop the Jargon Day. Drop the Jargon Day is a day for health and human services workers to practice and promote using plain, jargon free language. 6 out of 10 people in Australia have low Health Literacy. Many Australians have trouble understanding and...
Health Literacy – Helping clients in COVID-19

Health Literacy – Helping clients in COVID-19

Community health organisation cohealth, has been using #health literacy frameworks and tools to make their services easier to use. As a not-for-profit community health and support service which strives to improve health and wellbeing for all, and lead the way in...
Learn more about our Health Literacy Training

Learn more about our Health Literacy Training

This brochure helps outline our Health Literacy training. The Centre for Culture, Ethnicity & Health (CEH) is a pioneer of health literacy in Australia. We developed Australia’s first health literacy course and continue to run long and short courses about health...