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Our story

We grew out of North Richmond Community Health which provides medical, dentistry, counselling, cultural and allied health services to the communities of the City of Yarra.

Since its inception in 1974, North Richmond Community Health has tailored its services to meet the changing needs of a very culturally diverse location.

Staff at North Richmond Community Health soon came to understand how culture and ethnicity impact on the way people understand health and wellbeing, and the way they access health services. As a result, North Richmond Community Health has maintained an outstanding reputation for delivering culturally competent service.

In 1994, North Richmond Community Health received funding from the Victorian Department of Human Services to share its learning across the state, and the Centre for Culture, Ethnicity and Health was formed.

With an initial focus on health, we have provided cultural competence training to healthcare professionals and began to amass a library of resources on multiculturalism and health.

Since then, we have continued to develop our expertise in health and wellbeing, human rights, cultural competence and health literacy.

Our Structure

1. Capacity building

We work closely with professionals from health, community and legal government services to improve their responsiveness to people from refugee and migrant backgrounds. Most of our projects work towards building an agency’s cultural competence with priorities and actions directed by the agency.

2. Research, Policy & Evaluation

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 through improved service delivery.

3. Communications and Online Development

We help reach our organisational objectives and goals as well as provide support on project work. We do this through providing strategic communications and effective use of technology to enable further community engagement and reach of services.

4. Multicultural Health Improvement

We aim to address the poorer health outcomes experienced by people from refugee and migrant backgrounds, around HIV, viral hepatitis and sexually transmissible infections.

Our Team

Demos

Demos

Director

Bernice

Bernice

Co Manager

Alison

Alison

Co Manager

Toula

Toula

Lead Communications & Campaigns

Piergiorgio

Piergiorgio

Program & Projects Co-ordinator

Aditi

Aditi

Community Engagement & Projects Officer

Christian

Christian

Community Engagement & Projects Officer LGBTIQA+

Deng

Deng

Community Engagement & Projects Officer

Eudia

Eudia

Community Engagement & Project Officer

Kanwal

Kanwal

Community Engagement & Projects Officer

Rebecca

Rebecca

Community Projects Officer

Anni

Anni

Marketing & Event Specialist

Becky

Becky

Project Officer

Jolyon

Jolyon

Online Training Coordinator

Mary

Mary

Senior Project Officer

Sabina

Sabina

Information Services Coordinator

Siri

Siri

Training Coordinator

Sophie

Sophie

Project Officer

Spase

Spase

Project Officer

Viv

Viv

Office Manager

Fred

Fred

Business Analyst

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