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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...
Overseas Born Almost Half of New HIV Diagnoses

Overseas Born Almost Half of New HIV Diagnoses

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...
Medevac Under Threat

Medevac Under Threat

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...
World Refugee Day

World Refugee Day

Today is World Refugee Day. At CEH, we fight to let them stay. We fight to eliminate barriers, like cultural beliefs and stigma, which can prevent refugees from accessing the health services they require. We fight for a healthy, safe, equitable society. You might...
Migrant with Hepatitis B Denied Australian Residency

Migrant with Hepatitis B Denied Australian Residency

A hand-working teacher and family man, who has been living in Sydney for seven years, was told he failed Australia’s visa health requirement despite his hepatitis B medication costing just “a dollar a day”. Hepatitis B is a virus that Paul* likely inherited from his...
CEH Empowers Women with Sexual Health Education

CEH Empowers Women with Sexual Health Education

Twice a year, the Centre for Culture Ethnicity and Health co-delivers sexual education to newly arrived refugees and migrants at the Western English Language School (WELS), five weeks at a time. The program is delivered in partnership with Maribyrnong City Council and...

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