Health Translations Directory February 2017.
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February is Heart Research Month - find new translated resources about heart disease 

Heart disease is the leading cause of death and disability in Australia, and sadly touches two out of three families. An Australian study has found higher prevalence of heart disease among Middle Eastern, South Asian and some European immigrants. (Dassanayake, J. et al.) 

The Heart Foundation has developed easy to read multilingual resources that explains the importance of having a good heart health. 
Love your heart: A guide to support recovery and good heart health 

'Love your heart: a guide to support recovery and good heart health', is designed to support and empower patients in their recovery through provision of:
•    clear, simple messages
•    checklists and notes pages
•    questions for the doctor
•    practical recovery goals
•    support services information. 

Available in 13 languages!
Smoking and your heart

With support from VicHealth, the Heart Foundation is raising awareness about the link between smoking and heart disease among cardiac patients and high risk culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) groups.

Available in 6 languages!
Have you had a heart and stroke check? Your first step to help prevent a heart attack or stroke 

The resource provides clear and simple messages to explain what a heart and stroke check is, why it’s important and what action can be taken to reduce the risk of having a heart attack or stroke.

Available in 21 languages!
More Heart Foundation resources here

Are you working with newly-arrived refugees from Syria or Iraq? 

The Health Translations Directory has links to 1026 resources in Arabic, Assyrian and KurdishYou might be interested in our most popular resources:

If you need mental health resources in Arabic and Assyrian, including children’s mental health and where to go for help, the Health Translations Directory has information available here

For more information on key health issues of Syrian refugees check out the detailed community profile from the Royal Children's Hospital here. 
Cue Cards 

This resource was developed to assist health professionals, clients and carers who primarily have English language difficulties, or challenges communicating with each other.
It is a series of cue cards with basic words and images that have been translated into over 67 languages, including dialects that may be spoken among people of refugee and asylum seeker background who are settling in Victoria.
Children with Autism
Positive Partnerships has developed practical tools for teachers, families and other team members to use in a collaborative way. The resources have been designed to give a starting point for information gathering and planning to improve outcomes for school-aged students on the autism spectrum both at home and in school. Find out more here
Starting childcare or kindergarten: Immunisation information for parents enrolling a child 

This resource was designed for parents enrolling a child in long day care, kindergarten, family day care or occasional care.  From 1 January 2016, all parents/guardians seeking to enrol their child at an early childhood service in Victoria must provide evidence that their child is:
  • fully immunised for their age OR
  • on a vaccination catch-up program OR
  • unable to be fully immunised for medical reasons.
Available in 17 languages!
Catch up vaccinations for refugees and asylum seekers in Victoria

This resource was designed for refugee and migrant communities in Victoria about catch-up vaccinations. It was developed and tested in consultation with the community. 

Available in 9 languages!

Improving health for Victorians from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds

The Department of Health and Human Services just released a new Language Services Policy along with other guidelines to improve health for Victorians from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. Click here 

Have you recently produced new translated resources? Let us know!

If you've updated your website, uploaded new resources or removed old resources, let us know. By contacting us when your resources change, you can ensure we have the most up-to-date information on the Health Translations Directory. That way, we can continue to promote your work.

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