Celebrating 21 years

2010 - 2015 Achievements


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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Moon Lantern Festival

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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2012 – Radio health messages targeting mothers

The Centre for Culture, Ethnicity and Health was hired by the Victorian Office for Children to create scripts for a radio advertising campaign targeting mothers from Arabic-speaking and Chinese backgrounds. The campaign aimed to promote the benefits of reading to your child; changing eating habits to include more nutritious foods and
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2013 – Achievements in training

CEH delivered training to 1,159 professionals across Victoria. A total of nine calendar training sessions were delivered to 160 participants in 2013. The topics that receiving strongest demand were: Understanding the Sexual Health and Wellbeing Needs of Refugee Young People Evaluation Planning for CALD Community Projects Negotiating Between Health Beliefs
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2013 – Launching the Multicultural Sexual Health Network

The Multicultural Sexual Health Network (MSHN) was launched in April 2013 with the first forum, An increased intake, a better response: addressing the health needs of greater numbers of refugees and asylum seekers, attracting more than 80 professionals. The network was developed in response to a clear need for a
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2013 achievements in training

2013 – Achievements in training

CEH delivered a total of 94 half-day training sessions to 1,159 participants in 2013. This compares to 77 half-day sessions delivered to 1,514 participants in 2012, and represents an overall increase of 16 per cent in session delivery.
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2013 – Establishment of a Training Steering Group

A Training Steering Group was established to support collaboration across CEH in the design and delivery of best practice cultural competence training. Membership includes the Professional Learning Coordinator, Information Services Coordinator, and CEH staff that have training as a core part of their role. The group meets monthly, and has
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2013 – Forming the Training Network

CEH worked with other organisations to form the Trainers Network that brings together representatives from comparable organisations that provide cultural competence education and training. Network membership includes: Foundation House, Asylum Seeker Resource Centre, Action on Disability in Ethnic Communities, Victorian Transcultural Mental Health and AMES. The network meets quarterly and
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2013 – Launching the Health Literacy Development Course

In 2013, the Health Literacy Development Course was delivered twice – first as a pilot to staff at North Richmond Community Health and second to 20 participants from 10 organisations primarily from the western metropolitan region of Melbourne. Participants in the second group were allocated an advisor from CEH to
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2014 – Putting a beat to sexual health messages

The Hip Hop and Health Project, H3 has been running for the past 4 years, conducted by the Multicultural Health and Support Service (MHSS), a program of the Centre for Culture, Ethnicity and Health. The project use a Peer Education Model and leverages the popularity of hip hop, by incorporating
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2014 – Under the baobab tree at AIDS conference

In collaboration with the Australian Federation for AIDS Organisations (AFAO) and the African and Black Diaspora Global Network on HIV/ AIDS (ABDGN), CEH hosted the African Diaspora Networking Zone at the International AIDS Conference held in Melbourne in July 2014. The Networking Zone was a hub of activity with oral
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2014 – Developing training modules

CEH routinely identifies priorities for new modules– and in 2014 – the following training development was undertaken: Cultural Competence in Counselling CALD Community Engagement and Participation Peer Education Methods and Strategies – Foundations of Culturally Competent Practice Health Literacy: one-day intensive Negotiating Between Health Beliefs
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2015 – Can alcohol and drug treatment services be culturally competent?

The Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) services sector needs to be able to respond more effectively to the complex needs of people from refugee and migrant backgrounds – asserted Michal Morris in her presentation ‘Can Alcohol and Drug Treatment Services be Culturally Competent?’ at the Victorian Alcohol and Drug Association
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2015 – Improving the Health Translations Directory

We have been contracted by the Department of Health and Human Services to manage and improve the Health Translations Directory.  The Directory aims to improve the health of people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. We do this by providing health professionals and community members with reliable, accurate, and up to date
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2015 – Using health literacy as a way to address inequalities in health systems

‘Of all forms of discrimination and inequalities, injustice in health is the most shocking and inhuman’ said Dr Martin Luther King Jr. Michal Morris, General Manager at the Centre for Culture, Ethnicity and Health (CEH) led with this powerful quote in her recent presentation at the Inaugural International Conference on
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2015 – Health Literacy Development Course runs for its third year

The Health Literacy Development course is successfully running in its third year. The Course addresses limited health literacy understanding and practice locally by building agencies’ capacity to respond to health literacy at both the client and organisational levels. Through the creation of an innovative and supportive learning environment, the course
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