Centre for Culture Ethnicity and Health
September 2022
Drop the Jargon!
For health's sake. We love helping organisations & staff work better with other cultures & language groups. Join us again on Drop the Jargon Day to practice & promote the use of plain, JARGON FREE language. Since its inception in 2014, we’ve reached thousands of dedicated practitioners & organisations Australia wide who have pledged to Drop the Jargon in their workplaces.
PLAIN LANGUAGE movements originated in the 1970s.
 A Plain Language Bill, which would require public sector agencies to use clear & concise language, is now progressing in NZ's Parliament. It would require agencies to have a designated plain language officer to help bureaucrats ditch the jargon! 
On OCTOBER 25 we’re calling on YOU to pledge and add your name to the jargon begone! 
list, share our resources & help improve the health outcomes for people from migrant & refugee background.
Intuition & Research in synch
It’s a grand day when research supports what we know intuitively. For many years we’ve been advocating for writing in PLAIN LANGUAGE for translation, so we're excited to see research from Macquarie University that supports what we’ve known from practice experience. This is important for several reasons, not the least being communicating important health information in the context of a pandemic.
Plain Language Webinar/Q & A

October 25:  “Making your spoken & written communication easier to understand with PLAIN LANGUAGE” Simple, accurate language makes it easier for more clients to understand you and make informed decisions. Join CEH trainers : Siri & Jolyon (pictured) and learn:

              -  How their use of plain language has evolved 
              -  Latest tips & strategies for spoken & written plain language
              -  Plain language strategies for organisations

Hep B Made Easy
11 am, September 28 | Workshop
A webinar is for community & health workers wishing to increase understanding of testing, transmission & treatment. Learn how to deliver appropriate health literate & culturally competent care to people affected by Hep B. Explore resources & websites which assist workers & affected communities to seek help.
Hepatitis Can't Wait
In our efforts to raise awareness & reduce the stigma & discrimination around Hepatitis, a condition which affects close to 500,000 Australians, we recently collaborated with Cancer Council Victoria & LiverWELL. 4 community education sessions were jointly delivered to over 150 Chinese community members, on Hepatitis B & C, & Liver Cancer, at various locations in the east. As part of  #hepcan'twait2022, we joined the international effort to highlight the urgent action needed by governments, health workers & community to prevent deaths from viral hepatitis -  through eliminating hepatitis B & C by 2030.

Sexual Health Conference

As a member of the Australasian Society for HIV, Viral Hepatitis & Sexual Health Medicine (ASHM) the Multicultural Health & Support Service recently attended the annual Joint Australasian HIV&AIDS & Sexual Health Conference held on the Sunshine Coast. We had the opportunity to showcase how our PEER EDUCATION projects strengthen communities’ capacity in addressing their own health & social support needs. Pictured: Aditi Sharma, MHSS Community Engagement & Projects Officer at the Conference.

Sensitive Topics
To further engage with refugee, migrant and new & emerging communities on sensitive issues such as sexual & reproductive health, we recently presented to the Melton New & Emerging Community Network.  Local service providers, council staff & community members had the opportunity to discuss healthy & respectful relationships, consent, gender equity, contraception & cultural understanding. Pictured:Tapuwa Bofu, MHSS Community & Projects Officer.
community education
Women in the City of Yarra
CEH’s Project Officer Aziza Hussein is working with a group of women from the City of Yarra to raise understanding of health & well-being issues of concern to their communities. The women have raised concerns about children’s asthma & diabetes, long waits for GP appointments & vaccination among children. The project will develop some simple resources & invite speakers to provide information to the group. If you'd like to know more about the project, contact Sophie Dutertre:
Alcohol Abuse by Young People 
Project .05 aims to raise awareness about the risk of alcohol abuse in young people. The project is led by a group of young people living or connected with Atherton Gardens in Fitzroy, who are developing resources, organising events & sharing messages about preventing alcohol abuse. This project is funded by VicHealth & supported by Yarra Youth Services.
  Latest Resources
Health Translations September News out now! Stay updated with the latest multilingual resources on Covid-19 vaccines & treatments, cancer, bowel, women's health, online safety, early learning, abuse, legal issues, migrants and refugee health, Centrelink and much more.

Welcome Yuqian He 

Our new Community Engagement & Project Officer, Yuqian is an accredited translator & bilingual health educator, with social work experience in educational settings & community environments. As part of the Multicultural Health & Support Service team, Yuqian will focus on BBV/STI prevention & management, sexual & reproductive health, harm reduction, healthy relationships and behavioral change.

CEH team
   Wed 21    International Day of Peace
Friday 23    Bi-visability Day  
                   International Day of Sign Languages  

                     Mental Health Month  
                     Health Literacy Month 

       Sat 1     International Day of Older Persons 
       Mon 10  World Mental Health Day
       Tues 11 International Day of the Girl 
      Tues 25  Drop the Jargon Day
      Wed 26   Intersex Awareness Day      

     Wed 16 International Day of Tolerance  
       Fri 25 International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women 
                (16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign)  
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) is committed to building healthier communities by making healthcare more accessible and culturally relevant. North Richmond Community Health, Wulempuri-Kertheba, is located on land owned by the Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung people of the Kulin Nation.
We pay our respects to elders past, present and future 
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