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At CEH we improve the health & wellbeing of refugees and migrants through professional development training, community education sessions and resource development. We are a program of North Richmond Community Health located in the North Richmond Housing Estate on Wurundjeri land.
Welcome to to our March News!
Here in the COMMUNICATIONS team at CEH, we want to ensure we provide you only the information you need, delivered to you in a way YOU want it. We also want to hear your feedback about CEH. Over the next 2 days, a super quick (2- minute) reader survey will be emailed to you to help us do exactly this.
Thank you for your help! 
Proudly part of Cultural Diversity Week 2021 Guest Speakers: Dr. Brett Sutton, Vic's Chief Health Officer, Vivienne Nguyen, VMC Chair, and Sheena Watts, Member of the Vic Parliament in representation of the Ministry for Multicultural Affairs. CEH is a VicForum 2021 partner.

When: Wednesday 31 March 9:30 AM-11:30 AM
Where: Free & Online
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ENGAGING WITH MULTICULTURAL COMMUNITIES 
PresentingHelen Christensen (UTS), Deng Lual (CEH), Emanuel Braz (NRCH)
March 31 : Organisations are increasingly being asked to engage with communities of all backgrounds as a way of ensuring their programs & services are not only effective, but equitable. This webinar will explore how professionals can engage with these communities to better understand & respond to their needs.
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TRAINING & WEBINARS

We help people work better with other cultures and language groups and kick-started 2021 with a different take on #UnconsciousBias- asking participants to analyse bias case studies. For recordings head to 'live webinars' at : https://members.healthliteracytraining.com.au 

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MAKE SERVICES EASIER FOR YOUR CLIENTS!
  • Discover what they want
  • Design services they need
  • Communicate in plain language
Since 2015, hundreds of health literacy champions across Australia have taken part in our flagship Course. These alumni now design and run health and government services that work for their clients and meet accreditation standards.
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HEPATITIS B MADE EASY
1. Increase understanding of basic facts about hepatitis B testing, transmission & treatment
2. Explore strategies that meet the needs of affected communities
3. Increase knowledge on how to deliver appropriate health literate and culturally competent care to people affected by hepatitis
4. Resources & supports for health workers
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SPEAKING COVID-19 

CEH is training Bicultural Workers, based in Victoria, until the end of March to understand the information about vaccines and the roll-out.
This training program is supported by the Victorian Government Multicultural COVID-19 Taskforce and addresses questions and concerns within multicultural communities.

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WHY-SHY? –3 session series & collaborative project between CEH’s Multicultural Community Action Network (M-CAN) and Your Sexual Health Yard (YSHY).  Topics discussed include

  • Protection - every time you engage in sexual activity.
  • Making an informed choice
  • Avoiding having sex under the influence of alcohol & drugs
  • Regular Check-ups and testing for STIs

To join M-CAN please complete this form. 

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Multicultural Drug & Alcohol Partnership (MDAP)
Funded by the North Western Melbourne Primary Health Network MDAP aims to support young people from the South Sudanese community who are experiencing harm from alcohol and drug use.
It’s focused on working with young people, their families and the broader community using health promotion, harm reduction and a community development framework.

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RESOURCES & MORE
CATCH UP CARE CAMPAIGN
The message of maintaining healthcare during COVID-19 is a timely and important one. In response to widely reported declines in the number of people accessing regular healthcare & check-ups we’ve launched our latest awareness raising campaign to encourage people to catch up (& keep up) on their routine health checks - namely for STI/BBVs, sexual & reproductive health and AoD care, during and despite the pandemic.
How you can help: follow, like & share our messages :
MENTAL HEALTH & COVID

In September 2020 we welcomed additional funding from the NWMPHN to address the mental health issues experienced by people from refugee and migrant backgrounds during COVID-19. In partnership with the community NWMPHN and CEH are currently producing audio visual resources in 5 languages:  Dinka, Hindi, Vietnamese, Mandarin & Cantonese. Resources are set to be ready in early April 2021. Stay tuned.
(Image: Anti-Viral - COVID Safer comics.)

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AUSTRALIA'S DEFINITIVE MULTILINGUAL
COVID-19 RESOURCES & INFORMATION PORTAL.| RELIABLE TRANSLATED HEALTH INFORMATION. 23,000 resources in over 100 languages | FREE & online. Health Translations (HT) latest resources include multilingual:
  • COVID-19 information
  • vaccine consent forms
  • vaccine animations & posters
  • Easy Read vaccine information,
  • women's health, children's health, parenting & more
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COMMUNICATING VACCINES & COVID-19
Since the onset of the pandemic, CEH has developed and delivered culturally responsive training, research & resources to support the health and wellbeing of migrants, refugees and international students. Read more for an in depth look at CEH’s work supporting communities in response to COVID-19.
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OTHER NEWS
FAREWELL ALISON COELHO
After 8 years at CEH, Alison is leaving to pursue other interests. Alison has been a tireless advocate for the Multicultural Health Support Service (MHSS), the communities it serves and sexual health.  Alison’s commitment to improve equity and health outcomes was a key driver of her work, especially in the areas of BBVs and STIs. We wish Alison well in both in her personal and work capacities.
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WELCOME ORLANDO GREEN

Orlando Green is the new Project & Clinical Lead of the Multicultural Drug & Alcohol Partnership. He has a dual diagnosis nurse and marketing/advertising background, and hails from Philadelphia, USA. Orlando has been in Australia for 13 years and is ‘keen to approach this challenge and make a difference in empowering our community’. Contact: orlandog@ceh.org.au

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Health & Diversity Diary
MARCH
Endometriosis Awareness Month
National Epilepsy Awareness Month

10-11 - Isra and Mi'raj | Muslim
10-14 March: World’s Greatest Shave (leukemia)
11 – World Kidney Day
13 – Swallowing Awareness Day
13-20- Coeliac Awareness Week
15-21 - Brain Awareness Week
15-22 – Harmony Week
21- Harmony Day
21- International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
A Taste of Harmony 

16 - CEH Webinar: Cross cultural communication: lessons from living in a multicultural family
17 – St Patrick’s Day | Irish
18 - National Close the Gap Day
19 - World Sleep Day
19 - National Day of Action against Bullying &Violence
20 – World Oral Health Day
20- International Day of Happiness March 20th is the International Day of Happiness.
As we face a global crisis together, let’s find positive ways to look after ourselves and each other.
21 – Harmony Day
21- Cultural Diversity Week
21 – World Down syndrome Day
21 – International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
24 – World Tuberculosis Day
26  - Purple Day – Epilepsy Awareness
27 – April 4 - Passover
28  – Holi Festival

APRIL 
Sexual Assault Awareness Month
Parkinson’s Awareness Month
2 – World Autism Awareness Day
2 – Good Friday
4 – Easter Sunday
7 – World Health Day
7-13 - World Allergy Week
11 –World Parkinson’s Day
12- Ramadan start |Islam
17 – World Haemophilia Day
20 – CEH Webinar – Interpreters and Translators
21 & 22 - The 2021 Welcoming Cities Symposium 
24-30 - World Immunisation Week
25- World Malaria Day
25 – Anzac Day
28 - World Day for Safety and Health at Work 
30 – Orthodox Good Friday

MAY
Mental Health Awareness Month
Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month
Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month
Crohn's and Colitis Awareness Month
Thyroid Awareness Month
Flu Fighter Month
Mindful in May
1-7 – National Youth Week
2 - Pascha | Orthodox Easter
5 - World Asthma Day (WAD)
5 - World Hand Hygiene Day
6- International No Diet Day - celebrating body acceptance & diversity.
6-12 - Tourette Syndrome Awareness Week 
7-  International Day of the Midwife. 
7 – 8 - Vesak – Festival of Light
8 - International Thalassaemia Day
10 – Mother’s Day
10- World Lupus Day
17 - International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia 2020
17-20-Pneumonia Awareness Week
17-23 - Privacy Awareness Week
18-23- Mental Health Awareness Week
18-24 - National Volunteer Week
19 - Laylatul Qadr (Night of Power) | Muslim
19 - Buddha’s Birthday
19-25 – National Palliative Care Week
19-16 – Schizophrenia Awareness Week
21 – 27 - Thyroid Awareness Week
21 - World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development
23-29-Schizophrenia Awareness Week: “Discover Better Mental Health”
23-29-National Palliative Care Week
25- World Thyroid Day
25-31 - Spinal Health Week
25-31  – Kidney Health Week
26 – June 2 - Food Allergy Week
26 – National Sorry Day
30 – World MS Day
31 – World No Tobacco Day
IMPROVING THE HEALTH & WELL BEING OF PEOPLE FROM
REFUGEE & MIGRANT BACKGROUNDS SINCE 1994
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.
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