Multicultural Health and Support Service – Annual Report 2014 – 2015
Multicultural Health & Support Service 2014-2015
BBV/STI health promotion annual report
The Multicultural Health & Support Service (MHSS) is a program of the Centre for Culture, Ethnicity and Health (CEH). We work with refugees, asylum seekers, migrants and mobile populations in metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria to prevent new incidences and transmission of blood borne viruses (BBV) and sexually transmissible infections (STI).
MHSS collaborates with priority communities to improve their access to information, testing, care and support. MHSS also works with service providers to build capacity in designing and implementing culturally competent and inclusive services that provide relevant care and support to refugee and migrant communities.
To prevent new incidences and transmission of BBV/STI in refugee, asylum seeker and migrant communities, and mobile populations.
We have two objectives which drive our work.
1. To increase BBV/ STI knowledge, uptake of harm minimisation strategies screening, testing, treatment and use of relevant care and support services by culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) community members.
2. To increase responsiveness and service coordination in relation to BBV/STI prevention and transmission in refugee and migrant communities.
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Building on the work of CEHs Multicultural Health & Support Services (MHSS) to develop partnerships and facilitate involvement among the Indian community
CEH is helping Interpreters to understand the complexities and distinct terminology of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in order to perform their role in an informed and accurate manner.
Since 2018 we’ve trained over 1000 interpreters in Victoria with the support of the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI). This 2 hour workshop is offered as a ‘basic’ or ‘advanced’ version, and attracts 10 Professional Development points from NAATI.
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.
HIV continues to be a major global public health issue with approximately 37.9 million people living with HIV globally.
Among the people born overseas in Australia, the highest HIV rates in 2017 were amongst people born in Southeast Asia, the Americas (North, Central and South America) and Sub Saharan Africa.
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