The Centre for Culture, Ethnicity & Health 1994 - 2015
We have worked with thousands of people and hundreds of organisations across the health, community and local government sectors.
Chief Executive Officer of North Richmond Community Health as well as the Director of CEHDemos migrated to Melbourne with his family from Greece in 1954. Since 1985, he has held a number of positions in the health care sector including six years as executive officer with the health consumer organisation Preston/Northcote District Health Council. In 1991, he was appointed the chief executive officer of North Richmond Community Health Centre and in 1999, director for the Centre for Culture, Ethnicity and Health.
His professional interests include health and cultural diversity, health issues affecting refugees and migrants, health equity and human rights, health of Indigenous Australians, the development of ethical health care practice and health care service research. Demos was awarded the Centenary Medal in 2000 for services to community health.
A new significant partnership marks our 21st year.
We will collaboratively build upon the knowledge and understanding around issues of language services, cultural competence and health literacy.
Together, we will work towards reducing health disparities of refugees and migrants by improving the quality of service delivery.
We want to hear from you
A lot can happen in 21 years in culture, ethnicity & health!
Seminar Series 2015
The Centre for Culture, Ethnicity and Health in partnership with Monash University’s School of Nursing and Midwifery will launch a series of three seminars to celebrate their new partnership and to provide a platform for scholars, practitioners, community partners, and policymakers to share ideas, knowledge and experience about migration, settlement, multiculturalism and cultural competence.
We have three topics for focus – but we want to hear from you – what are some of the details, conversations, and discussions you’d like to hear around these topics?
Our staff are the life of the organisation committed to working towards better health outcomes for people from refugee and migrant backgrounds.
Introducing Dr Ruth De Souza
After extensive experience working in mental health and maternal health, in 1998, Ruth moved to the education sector to take up a role at Unitec Institute of Technology where she co-ordinated mental health and communications courses. She then moved to AUT University where she co-ordinated the Centre for Asian and Migrant Health Research. Ruth also worked in the School of Nursing and Midwifery teaching Primary Health Nursing and developing the Masters of Health Science (Mental Health). Ruth moved to Monash University in 2013 to take up a role as the Course Convenor of the Bachelor of Nursing (Berwick).
Ruth is dedicated to developing a skilled and competent health workforce that provides quality care to marginalised groups. Ruth hopes this joint appointment will help to bridge the gap between research and practice.