Fifteen year milestone

2005 - 2010 Highlights

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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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2006 – Introducing the Multicultural Health and Support Service

The Multicultural Health and Support Service (MHSS) was established in 2006 at CEH to work with migrant and refugee communities on the prevention of blood borne viruses (BBV) and sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Newly arrived refugees, asylum seekers, migrants and international students can be more vulnerable to BBV/STI and experience
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2007 – Getting translation right

We conducted an online survey ‘Translation Training Needs Survey’ which evaluated how effective translations were. Based on anecdotal evidence, we concluded that materials prepared by health and community sector organisations for translation to languages other than English were not effective. Of 81 responses, 32% had not submitted resources for translation, and almost 50%
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2008 – Cultural Competence – case study: Western Region Health Centre

Western Region Health Centre contracted CEH to review its capacity to deliver culturally competent services, and develop recommendations for planning and service delivery. CEH identified a number of key strengths in Western Region Health Centre's work. We also offered several practical recommendations in the areas of policy and procedure, data
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2008 – Cultural competency for managers and supervisors

We delivered a workshop 'Cultural Competency for Managers and Supervisors'. What distinguishes 'cultural competency' is that it operates at multiple levels -individual, professional, organisational and systemic - to deliver a responsive service to people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. In a research report by Robert Bean, The Effectiveness of Cross-Cultural
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2009 – Increasing awareness of gambling in the Eritrean community

The Eritrean State-wide Community Education Campaign was a twelve month project, commencing in January 2009 and concluding in January 2010. The aim of the campaign was to increase awareness of gambling harm and Gambler’s Help (GH) services in the Eritrean community. This was achieved through stakeholder training and capacity building,
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2010 – the Diversity in Health conference dinner

The Diversity in Health 2010 conference dinner was the social and networking highlight event of Diversity in Health Conference 2010. CEH made the most of Melbourne's reputation as the food and entertainment capital of Australia. We created the atmosphere of a night market as our guests wandered through hawker stalls
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2010 – Diversity in Health Conference

The Centre for Culture, Ethnicity and Health created an outstanding opportunity to share in global healthcare innovations, and create sustainable solutions for Australia's health challenges by presenting the Diversity in Health Conference in Melbourne in June 2010. Diversity in Health 2010 brought 800 practitioners, researchers and policy-makers together for Australia's most
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2010 – MHSS creates awareness about Hep B in high prevalence suburbs

Through our involvement with the Victorian Hepatitis B Alliance, MHSS developed working partnerships with Cancer Council Victoria and General Practice Victoria, and secured external funding for a community awareness partnership with these agencies, targeting Chinese and Vietnamese communities in high-prevalence suburbs with social marketing, community diffusion and resource development activities.
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