better health outcomes
for refugees & migrant communities
We are leaders in developing an evidence-base to support cultural
competence, health literacy and consumer participation.
Our research contributes to better health outcomes for refugee and migrant communities
What We Do
We have a 21 year track record of working with researchers to develop responsive services and support the health and social service workforce.
We aim to contribute to the body of knowledge on cultural competence, health literacy and consumer participation. We will also distribute promising practices for improving cultural competence in health and social services.
Victoria’s cultural diversity is growing
More than 45% of Victorians were either born overseas or have at least one parent born overseas. The more diverse we become, the more our health services need to change to respond to this diversity. To help the health system respond to diversity, there needs to be substantial evidence around best ways to engage with people from refugee and migrant backgrounds.
We are hosting a series of seminars to lead public discussion in areas of multiculturalism and health
We are running a series of three seminars to provide a platform for scholars, practitioners, community partners, and policymakers to share ideas, knowledge and experience about migration, settlement, multiculturalism and cultural competence. To get notified about our next seminar please subscribe to our newsletter using the form at the bottom of this page.
What do health care providers say about sexual and reproductive health of refugee and migrant women?
Some recent research has provided some new insights into how sexual and reproductive health (SRH) of refugee and migrant women is prioritised in the Australian Health System Unfortunately it shows very little is being done, currently, and there are significant barriers to equitable access.read more
New workshop starts process of research into digital health literacy for people from migrant and refugee backgrounds.
The CEH has created research and worked with researchers for 21 years to help improve health outcomes for our community.read more
Members of the Karen Community, who in many cases are new to Victoria, love the simple art of fishing. For Fisheries Victoria, getting the best information to this new community to help with promotion of good fishing practice, was a bit of a tricky taskread more
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