Transmission: Creative Health Promotion building Hepatitis C Awareness
Transmission is a creative partnership between culturally diverse young people, Vietnamese Australian prisoners, artists, community organisations and government. Its purpose is to increase understanding of hepatitis C by developing culturally and age appropriate health promotion products, including films accessible here.
Each film has been developed for a specific target group and its content and ideas have been shaped by members of these groups. Community artists, musicians and animators have contributed to each film.
Overview of the films
You Don’t Wanna Mess With Me (4 min)
MC Hep C lets you in on his plans to get into your bloodstream and what he’s going to do when he gets there. This street art inspired animation takes you on a journey inside and outside the human body. Using a hip hop song written and performed by young men in custody, it presents key information about hepatitis C.
Together We Are Strong (6 min)
Made for prisoners by prisoners, this animated film travels from a remote Vietnamese village to the streets of Melbourne, into prison and out again. It combines vital health information with an evocative representation of Vietnamese culture.
Tattoo (2 min)
Every tattoo tells a tale in this short film created by culturally diverse young people living in public housing in inner city Melbourne.
LaLa Land (2 min)
Four young women are yanked out of ‘LaLa Land’ into the real world to learn the facts about hepatitis C transmission.
CEH has produced a first aid resource in plain English and Arabic, based on St John’s Ambulance DRSABCD Action Plan. CEH worked with community members and a graphic designer to adapt the language and images of the St John’s first aid message for Arabic readers.
This resource outlines how to assess if someone has a life-threatening condition and immediate first aid actions to take. This resource is best used by people who have done a First Aid course but and can also be used to inform the general public. We suggest printing it out for display in public areas such as housing estates, medical and community centres.
Finding a home when you are new to Australia can be difficult, and confusing. Renting, paying bills, finding help in a new system… all present challenges for new arrivals.
Finding a home in Victoria was developed to support people of refugee backgrounds to find their way around the housing system. It includes information on tenants’ rights, how to choose an energy provider, social housing, who can help in case of homelessness… This online booklet was developed in consultation with newly-arrived communities and is published in English, Arabic and Dari. It was developed with funding from the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services.
This information has been drawn from a range of healthcare and government websites, to assist with the provision of disability services.read more
This fact sheet helps clarify when interpreting services are funded by the NDIA for people with a disability and English language needs.
It borrows extensively from the excellent resource developed by Amparo Advocacy Inc in Queensland: Accessing interpreting or translation services for NDIS participants (see reference in Further Reading at the end of this Fact Sheet).
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