Ten year milestone

2000 - 2005 Highlights

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2000 – Finding and filling the gaps: the health and welfare needs of refugees

How do service providers identify and prioritise the health and welfare needs of refugees and humanitarian entrants? The overall aim of this project is to determine how the health and welfare needs of refugees are being assessed and addresses by service providers and to accurately locate and describe unmet needs.
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2000 – Our first training calendar

CEH developed and conducted its first training calendar in 2000. The calendar incorporated a series of diversity training workshops relevant to health and welfare professionals and allied staff.
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2000 – Our mission

Enhance, develop and support the capacity of Victoria’s health care agencies to provide high quality services to a culturally and linguistically diverse community.
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2000 – Our vision

To contribute towards the improvement of health outcomes for culturally and linguistically diverse communities through the development of partnerships with organisations, communities and individuals.  ‘When you walk down the corridor that leads to CEH you often hear the sounds of laughter. Given the recent discussions in the media about the
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2000 – Refugee and asylum seekers: health and welfare

The Autumn seminar series focused on health and welfare for refugees and asylum seekers, both in an international and local context. Speakers discussed a range of issues including international public health issues and refugees, access to health services for asylum seekers, medical reports required to support refugee applications, detention, refugee
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2003 achievements in training

2003 – Achievements in training

It has been a busy year for the CEH Education & Training Program. In total, CEH has trained over 800 staff in both our calendar and organisational training programs in 2003. We have delivered training in community and primary health centres, hospitals, local government and health organisations with participants ranging
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2003 – Multiculturalism’s impact on the health sector

Victoria's health system in the 1990s saw a transition to a liberal type of multiculturalism that meant Government acknowledged diversity and the value of cultural maintenance through the development of the Health Services and Ethnic Communities report in 1991. Arising from this report were the guidelines for health services providers Working
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2004 – Achievements in training

Delivered 13 workshops to 295 participants in 2004 - 2005. CEH delivered tailored training to more than 400 participants, 45% of whom were in rural and regional locations.
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2004 – Project: Good practice in language services

This initiative explored and promoted good practice in health service planning and provision that supports the health and wellbeing of Victoria’s culturally and linguistically diverse communities. Part of this initiative was the Language Services Project which collected examples of good practice from the health and local government sector. In 2014,
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Addressing diveristy

2004 – Addressing diversity in Victoria

With almost a quarter of the population born overseas (speaking over 180 languages) in Victoria, consumer participation strategies need to recognise and address this diversity. Whilst there is a growing focus in the sector on consumer participation strategies, there is still a gap when it comes to facilitating participation from
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2005 – Introducing the Multicultural Gambler’s Help Program

The Victorian Multicultural Gambler’s Help Program (VMGHP) was established to support and strengthen the capacity of Gambler’s Help (GH) services to provide responsive, accessible and culturally appropriate services to CALD clients and communities. The Program achieves this by: Building partnerships and fostering links between GH and ethno–specific and multicultural service
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2005 – Our mission

To build the capacity of Victorian health service providers to effectively meet the needs of clients and communities from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
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