Sexual Health and Blood Borne Viruses in Multicultural Communities in Ballarat

The MSHN Ballarat forum was held in the newly built Ballarat Community Health Centre on 21 May 2015. 

Thirty-three people attended, predominantly from Ballarat, with some state-wide agencies attending from Melbourne. 

The forum provided the opportunity for participants to hear about sexual health in regional areas, with a particular focus on Ballarat and the sexual health needs of people from refugee and migrant backgrounds.

 The forum was divided into two sessions:

  • Session 1: Presentations on sexual health in migrants and refugees in regional areas
  • Session 2: Group discussions about ways forward to improve the sexual health of migrants and refugees living in regional areas.

Read a full summary of the MSHN Ballarat Forum.

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