Health Translations Directory

The Health Translations Directory is a Victorian Government initiative managed and maintained by the Centre for Culture Ethnicity and Health on behalf of the Department of Health and Human Services.

The directory improves the health of people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

The Health Translations Directory provides health professionals and community members with reliable, accurate, and up to date health information in many different languages.

The directory links to multilingual resources published by government departments, peak health bodies, hospitals, and community health and welfare organisations.

 

The directory is continually growing through organisations who register their translated health information. Our team is dedicated to expanding the directory and actively source high quality translated health information.

We constantly review the site to ensure information is relevant and accessible. Our process of review has ensured that errors like broken links remain under 1% of the resources available. The site has been managed by the CEH since 2014.

Most of the information accessed on the site is hosted by third party websites that are part of organisations we have partnership agreements with. This ensures that information that is available offers insightful expertise that is relevant to people accessing the site. Some resources are also produced in-house by the Centre for Culture, Ethnicity and Health.  

The Victorian Government’s Multicultural Policy of 2017 emphasised the importance of access to healthcare as a basic right for every Victorian. It outlined that people born overseas, particularly women and girls, are likely to have significantly poorer health than people born in Australia. The document highlights the Health Translations Directory as part of an initiative to help correct this.

Health Translations Directory News

Cultural Competence in Sexual Health

Cultural Competence in Sexual Health

Kanwal Saleem of CEH’s Multicultural Health & Support Service, recently spoke about ‘Cultural Competence in Sexual Health Care’ and its importance for people from migrant and refugee backgrounds as part of the Learn over Lunch (LoL) series.

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Long COVID in CALD Communities

Long COVID in CALD Communities

CEH has been funded by the Victorian Department of Health to raise awareness about Long COVID in 10 culturally diverse communities across six Local Government Areas. These communities were selected due to the number of COVID-19 cases they recorded in the past year.

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