News from M-CAN

Peer Education – What Works and Why?

Peer Education – What Works and Why?

The Multicultural Health and Support Service (MHSS) has been running a Peer Education program for almost a decade with diverse communities including: Indian, Filipino, Thai Chinese, South Sudanese, Vietnamese, Ethiopian, Karen (from Myanmar) and Liberian. The peer...
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...
“Do I feel comfortable talking about sex and contraception?’

“Do I feel comfortable talking about sex and contraception?’

“Do I feel comfortable talking about sex and contraception?’ Sex can be a big step, and everyone experiences it differently. However, it is important that you feel safe and comfortable talking about sex, sexual health and contraception. Being prepared is smart. It...
Indian Peer Education Program

Indian Peer Education Program

With restrictions in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic, CEH’s Multicultural Health & Support Service (MHSS) has successfully taken it’s community education programs online, delivering peer education programs and engaging with the community using platforms...
Hepatitis and COVID-19- New Videos with the Dinka community

Hepatitis and COVID-19- New Videos with the Dinka community

CEH’s M-CAN program have produced three new videos raising awareness of the importance of Hepatitis testing and treatment during COVID-19. M-CAN partnered with members of the Dinka speaking community to script and record three online conversations covering the topics...
Talking Sexual Health this SEXtember!

Talking Sexual Health this SEXtember!

Far too often when it comes to difficult conversations about contraception and safer sex, we talk around it and shy away from the real conversations. Using no contraception, typically 85 in 100 women will get pregnant every year and currently more than 40% of...
Beyond the Birds and Bees

Beyond the Birds and Bees

We discussed everything about sex, sexuality and safe sex in a judgement–free environment  during M-CAN’s workshop- Beyond the Birds and the Bees at MONSU’s digital Safe and Sexy Week. Practicing safer sex means having sex in ways that prevent or decrease the...
HIV Treatment & Prevention: Q&A

HIV Treatment & Prevention: Q&A

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...
MCAN Commences Preparation for Cultural Diversity Week

MCAN Commences Preparation for Cultural Diversity Week

Multicultural Community Action Network (MCAN) members have been making plans for Cultural Diversity Week. This year, Cultural Diversity Week will have the theme “Racism, Stigma and Discrimination in Health”. The week-long event will celebrate of the diversity of our...
MCAN grant recipient excels in Craigieburn

MCAN grant recipient excels in Craigieburn

On World Refugee Day on June 20, CEH announced the winners of our first community grants program. The Multicultural Community Action Network (MCAN) grant of $2000 was for projects benefiting refugee and migrant communities.  The Hume Afghan Community Association was...