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Welcome to the first edition of CEH news & events for 2020. As we've welcomed in the New Year & decade we've been scheduling training, workshops, webinars & forums to support service providers and groups improve the health & well being of their refugee & migrant clients and communities.
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Jolyon Burford           Siri Gunawardana        Spase Veljanovski       Sophie Dutertre 
               IN HOUSE TRAINING @ CEH in Richmond is back! Starts March 25
At CEH we help develop the skills & knowledge of the health & community services workforce,
including all aspects of improving services for migrants and refugees:
  • Health Literacy – making your services easier to understand & use
  • Cultural Competence – helping you work across language & culture
  • Translation – writing for the culture & preferred language of your clients
  • Interpreting – knowing when & how to work with interpreters
  • NDIS & Disability - Understanding the NDIS, AND working across cultures in the disability sector
                       REGISTER HERE: 
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           Addressing Hepatitis B within a community context      BOOK NOW!

TUESDAY MARCH 3: 10am-1pm    St Vincent’s Hospital, Register HERE
TUESDAY JUNE 9: 10am-1pm     IPC Health, Hoppers Crossing, Register HERE
TUESDAY NOV 17: 10am-1pm CEH @ North Richmond Community HealthHERE

Hepatitis B testing, diagnosis, transmission & treatment. Strategies that meet the needs of affected communities. How to deliver appropriate health literate & culturally competent care to people affected by hep B. Resources & supports to assist health workers and  affected communities.
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UNDERSTANDING THE NDIS for interpreters, bicultural workers & MEAs

CEH is helping workers to understand NDIS language & concepts, in order to perform their role in an informed & accurate manner. This 2 hour workshop is offered as a ‘basic’ or ‘advanced’ version, & attracts 10 x Professional Development points from NAATI. Our NDIS training is FREE of charge until June 2020.
 Wednesday March 25: CEH & Summer Foundation training in MILDURA
Session 1: Building your skills to work across cultures in the NDIS (9am - 12pm) Register HERE
Session 2: Understanding the NDIS (2- 4pm) for Bicultural workers & volunteers and Multicultural Education Aides. Book now,email Sophie Dutertre:

"...the best, most comprehensive session about NDIS that I have attended in the last 2-3 years!...Your terminology explanation was very clear,....presentation was cohesive & the final video was very thoughtful and touching. Overall, it was a beautifully and successfully held workshop.” 
                                                                   Vietnamese Interpreter, NDIS interpreter training, Feb 2020

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Building on the work of CEH's Multicultural Health & Support Services (MHSS) to develop partnerships and facilitate involvement among the Indian community, the first of 5 education sessions: Overview of the Australian Health Care System and Health Beliefs, rolled out on Tuesday 28th January 2020, for the peer educators from the Indian community. 
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      Health Literacy & Written Communication Training at CEH
     1/2 day workshop | Early Bird discount ends Tuesday March 3 - Don't Miss out!

Make your written communications easier for clients to understand & act on. By thinking about your audience, content & formatting you can reach more people, including your most disadvantaged clients. Come & learn how you can communicate sophisticated ideas simply using plain language communication.

  • Discuss what evidence exists for plain language communication
  • Discover benchmarks for written communication that make your information accessible
  • Practice using audience, content & formatting to communicate sophisticated ideas simply.
          Centre for Culture, Ethnicity & Health  - 23 Lennox Street, Richmond 
 Meet the Health Translations team

CEH is contracted by DHHS to manage & improve the Health Translations online directory
Health services, professionals & people working with CALD communities can use the directory which provides web links to 3rd party sites with translated resources. Sites include government departments, peak health bodies, hospitals & community health & welfare agencies:

  • Find translated health & well being information in over 105 languages.
  • Search over 21,000 online resources by language, topic & keyword.
  • Australia’s most comprehensive collection of consumer-focused, high quality translated health & well being information.

Pictured: CEH's Anni Tillack-Benton & Sabina Tresise-Stump - Health Translations experts. Support them by letting us know about any NEW or UPDATED translated health resources. Contact:

Health Translations
Culturally appropriate PrEP resources  
As part of our mission to improve the health of people from migrant, refugee and mobile populations,
Multicultural health & Support Service (MHSS) has developed a campaign to increase awareness of PrEP- an HIV prevention drug, and to encourage communities to seek out further information about it, including how to access it.

We've created 3 x animated videos that explain what PrEP is and who it might be useful for.

How can you help? Please share the video and the resources with your networks
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Download CEH 2020 Training Calendar HERE  (PDF) 
Book now for the first 3 webinars of 2020 
for your diary:
20- FREE CEH Webinar: Diversity & Inclusion: Making a Start
(Presented by Spase Veljanovski)
21 – International Mother Language Day
24-26 – Tibetan New Year
Migrant Women's Sexual and Reproductive Health Conference

3 - CEH: Hepatitis B made easy workshop
(in partnership with St Vincent's Hospital)
16-27- A Taste of Harmony 
18 & 19 - The 2020 Welcoming Cities Symposium 
21- Cultural Diversity & Harmony Week
Endometriosis Awareness Month
National Epilepsy Awareness Month
3-9 – Hearing Awareness Week
8- International Women’s Day
9 – Labour Day
9-10 – Purim Festival | Jewish
10 - Holi – Hindu Festival
1-17 -
World’s Greatest Shave
13 -
FREE CEH Webinar: Practical strategies to reduce your unconscious biases
(Presented by Jolyon Burford)
14 –
World Kidney Day
13-20- Coeliac Awareness Week
A Taste of Harmony 
17 – St Patrick’s Day | Irish
19 -
National Close the Gap Day
21 – Harmony Day  - 21 – International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
18-29 – A Taste of Harmony
18 & 19 - 
The 2020 Welcoming Cities Symposium 
21- Cultural Diversity & Harmony Week
21 – World Down Syndrome Day
21 – Spirit Harmony Multicultural Festival - Moorabbin
22 - Isra and Mi'raj | Muslim
24 –
World Tuberculosis Day
25 –
CEH In-House Training: Plain Language Writing Workshop - ½ day workshop 
(Facilitators: Jolyon Burford & Siri Gunawardana)
26  -
Purple Day – Epilepsy Awareness

PreventX 2020 | DVRCV conference for primary prevention of violence against women &  family violence.
16-  FREE CEH Webinar How to encourage migrants & refugees to use your services 

6 -
CEH - In-House Training: Translations: Making a Start - 1/2 day workshop
19- FREE CEH WebinarHow to encourage migrants and refugees to use your services
27 - CEH - In-House Training: Health Literacy Plain Language & Spoken Communication - 1/2 day workshop

9 - CEH: Hepatitis B made easy workshop (in partnership with St Vincent's Hospital)
10-12 -20th International Conference on Diversity in Organizations, Communities & Nations Milan
14-20- Refugee Week 
CEH & NRCH working together        #CEH2020incolour 

The Centre for Culture, Ethnicity & Health (CEH) assists health, government & community organisations to offer a high quality of service to clients and people from migrant and refugee backgrounds.

North Richmond Community Health (NRCH) are expert in working effectively with migrant & refugee clients. They share this knowledge with us, so we can in turn help Victorian organisations deliver & improve their services in the most equitable and accessible way.

CEH is a program of North Richmond Community Health (NRCH) located in the North Richmond Housing Estate on Wurundjeri land. Staff & Board Members of Wulempuri-Kertheba acknowledge the Wurundjeri people -  traditional custodians of the land we work on

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