Racism in Healthcare highlighted at recent Hepatitis B Forum
On Tuesday our Co-manager Alison spoke at the ‘Spotlight on Hepatitis B’ Forum organised by the Victorian Hepatitis B Alliance, as part of a broader discussion on Racism in Healthcare. Alli highlighted that in terms of treatment of Hep B the discrimination faced by people in Australia accessing health is systemic and reflects a broader problem and it is no coincidence that people facing the most severe forms of racism are also the least healthy. The talk drew on a range of research and looked at Australian Government policies all the way back to 1901, and was well received by the group in attendance.
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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
The treatment of asylum seekers by the Australian government is not just cruel but unlawful. We are a signatory to The 1951 Refugee Convention. Under international law, people have the right to seek asylum and be protected. According to The UN Refugee Agency, the...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
The Centre for Culture, Ethnicity (CEH) and Health welcomes $5 million for the Fostering Integration Grants Scheme, but is disappointed with the approach to people from refugee backgrounds, generally, in the 2018-19 federal budget.read more
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