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Can Hepatitis B be transmitted by mosquito bites?

Can Hepatitis B be transmitted by mosquito bites?

This, and more commonly asked questions about Hepatitis, were answered last week at CEH’s Multicultural Community Action Network’s (M-CAN) Hep B awareness session for the Indian Community.  The session, titled “Is your liver as healthy as you think?” discussed all...
Let’s Drop the Jargon

Let’s Drop the Jargon

On Drop the Jargon Day!  Tuesday October 22 Many clients have trouble understanding and using information we give them.  They also struggle to understand and get around complicated systems like healthcare.  When we use jargon, technical terms or acronyms, more people...
Not pulp fiction

Not pulp fiction

She looks up, concerned. She is young, in a room full of men her father’s age. The material she has to deal with is sexual. How did it come to this? She looks to him and they both know all is lost. Don’t be that person who has omitted critical information when making...
CEH – Training Victorian interpreters to understand the NDIS

CEH – Training Victorian interpreters to understand the NDIS

The Centre for Culture, Ethnicity & Health (CEH) delivers capacity building and professional development training sessions for CALD communities and practitioners working in and with the disability service sector.  Through its’ Understanding the NDIS workshops,...
Al-taqwa sessions: STI Testing Week –Talk, Test, Treat

Al-taqwa sessions: STI Testing Week –Talk, Test, Treat

CEH’s Multicultural Community Action Network (M-CAN) celebrated Victorian STI Testing Week by conducting an interactive workshop for year 9 & 10 students at Al-Taqwa College, Truganina. The workshop encouraged conversations around STIs within a safe space for...
SPOKEN COMMUNICATION: We need to admit we have a problem

SPOKEN COMMUNICATION: We need to admit we have a problem

We’ve been planning a series of webinars to allow busy or remote workers and managers to access our current strategies on how to work better with migrants and refugees. On the 15th of August we ran the first sold-out webinar in the series, ‘5 steps to effective spoken...
Key Tip for Improving Your Communication

Key Tip for Improving Your Communication

I recently came across the acronym ELI. I know that acronyms are usually the enemy of good communication but I’m making an exception. ELI14 means Explain it like I’m 14 This is a very clear (and cute) way of explaining the level workers need to be pitching...
Chinese Community Comes Together on World Hepatitis Day

Chinese Community Comes Together on World Hepatitis Day

Hepatitis B and hepatitis C affect 325 million people globally. While Australia has made significant advances in the response to hepatitis B in recent years, the illness remains a serious public health challenge. According to the latest Hepatitis B Mapping Project...
Multicultural approach to drug support to save lives

Multicultural approach to drug support to save lives

North Western Melbourne Primary Health Network (NWMPHN) is investing $900,000 in a multicultural drug support program in partnership with the South Sudanese community. The program will be run by the Centre for Culture Ethnicity and Health...