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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It was announced today, two community groups will work with CEH to improve the health of refugee and migrant communities as winners of CEH’s Community grants program. The recipients were two of five finalists for the program which is designed to encourage health promotion through education. Applications were drawn from a range of newly arrived refugee and migrant community groups.read more
This Wednesday, on World refugee day 20 June, the Centre for Culture, Ethnicity and Health (CEH) looks forward to announcing the winners of our first community grants program.read more
With rapid growth in Victoria’s international student (IS) population, service providers have registered alarm about unplanned pregnancy in heterosexual students and HIV infection in same-sex attracted international students.read more
The Multicultural Health and Support Service (MHSS) convened a working group to organise a consultative forum on the topic of culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) men who have sex with men (MSM).read more
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