Health Promotion

Promoting healthy communities for 21 years

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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 – 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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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 – 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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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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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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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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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 – 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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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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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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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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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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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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1999 – Milestone – our fifth year

The Centre’s work and presence has expanded considerably in the area of public health and health promotion. Our involvement covered issues in ranging from food and nutrition, and physical activity to diabetes and drug use in particular communities. The information services continued to build on its loyal client base by
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1998 – Getting active for life across cultures

How do you get a message about the importance of regular physical activity to people of different cultural and ethnic backgrounds? Improving the understanding of how to deliver this important message was the aim of a Melbourne pilot study into the cultural beliefs and attitudes towards physical activity of those
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1994 – Raising awareness of epilepsy

Focus groups discussions with a total of 38 members from Melbourne’s Vietnamese community were conducted to pilot a proposed Epilepsy Awareness Campaign targeting non-English speaking background communities. The outcomes of the discussions provided an enhanced understanding of cultural issues and a range of recommendations regarding health promotion strategies.
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1994 – Determining general awareness of Tuberculosis

The Victorian Department of Health and Community Service (DH & CS) Health Protection Section (Public Health Branch) commissioned CEH to conduct focus group discussions with four ethnic communities. The purpose of these groups was to determine the general awareness of TB within the community, to ascertain the best way of
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1994 – Cultural attitudes around organ donation

Exploring the attitudes towards organ donation among ethnic communities was the focus of collaborative research between CEH and the Department of Social and Preventative Medicine, Monash University. The study was funded by the Kidney Foundation and reflected the need to understand the reason for the low rate of organ donation
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