Our Peer Education Program aims to work with people from the community to open up discussions about sexual health and blood borne viruses in a way that is easy to understand and is culturally appropriate.
Peer Educators are recruited from the community and trained to build their skills and knowledge about sexual health and blood borne viruses.
We recognise that many refugee communities in Australia have not completed formal education or report not speaking English well. We also know that for many cultures it is not common to talk about sexual health and blood borne viruses. There are a lot of misunderstandings and stigma around these issues that exist in many communities.
The Peer Educators play a vital role in sharing this information with people they know from their community as they have a good understanding of their culture and provide feedback about what content is relevant and acceptable. Peer Educators also have an option of speaking in their own language.
Some communities we’ve worked with have been the Liberian, Karen, Chin, Ethiopian and Vietnamese communities. To learn more about this project please contact Pier Moro.
Meet our Vietnamese peer educators for 2015!
From left to right: Tuan Nguyen, Hong An Nguyen, Thuy Dang, Tien Pham, Elizabeth Nguyen, Mai-Linh Nguyen, Kieu Nguyen, Giang Quach
Wednesday 28 July 2021 marks World Hepatitis Day (WHD). WHD is acknowledged each year to bring the world together to raise awareness of the global burden of viral hepatitis and to influence real change. This year’s theme is ‘Hepatitis Can’t Wait‘.
A joint venture initiative has produced a new video campaign aiming to boost the uptake of the coronavirus vaccine among Melbourne’s culturally and linguistically diverse communities.
June 20 – 26 is Refugee Week 2021. We acknowledge the important contributions of people from a refugee, asylum seeker, and humanitarian migrant background as part of our workforce, and their invaluable contributions to civic and community life.
In collaboration with the Multicultural Drug & Alcohol Partnership, the CEH training team is delivering FREE WORKSHOPS for the Alcohol & other Drugs Sector.