Addressing Hepatitis B within a community context
More than 200,000 people in Australia are living with hepatitis B. Because the infection often has no symptoms until serious liver disease develops, only about 60% of people who are living with the virus are aware that they have been infected with hepatitis B. If left untreated, it can lead to cirrhosis, liver failure and liver cancer. The disease can be successfully managed if treated early. The majority of people living with hepatitis B in Australia come from culturally and linguistically diverse communities.
CEH’s Hep B made easy workshop will help you:
- understand the basic facts about hepatitis B testing, diagnosis, transmission & treatment
- explore strategies that meet the needs of affected communities
- gain knowledge on how to deliver appropriate health literate and culturally competent care to people affected by hepatitis B
- learn about resources, supports and websites that assist health workers and the affected communities to seek help.
The training module has been developed in partnership with St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne (SVHM), and the Multicultural Health & Support Service (MHSS) at the Centre Centre for Culture, Ethnicity & Health (CEH) . It brings together clinical practice and workforce development experience with expertise in cultural competence, health literacy, research and training.
Facilitated by: Gabrielle Bennett St Vincent’s Hospital (SVHM) and Piergiorgio (Pier) Moro (CEH)
More resources such as videos, translated brochures, access to education sessions, free downloadable social media content, as well as treatment and screening options be found here : https://www.ceh.org.au/hepatitis-everything-you-need-to-know-2/
Hep B basics is tailored for community, health and support workers.
Nursing staff: this course is worth three CPD points.
Enquiries: Contact Vivien Fox on firstname.lastname@example.org or 9418 9929
2020 Hep B made easy workshops:
- March 3 – Vincent’s Hospital
- June 9 – IPC Health Hoppers Crossing
- Nov. 17 – North Richmond Community Health
Where can I learn more?
- The CEH offers some great resourcesand a range of brochures about Hepatitis in many languages.
- The Health Translations Directoryalso offers a range of informative, translated resources.
- You can read our responseto the recent Victorian HIV Strategy.
- Watch some short films about hepatitis C created by The CEH in partnership with culturally diverse young people, Vietnamese Australian prisoners, artists, community organisations and government.