Health Translations Directory, newsletter March 2017.
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Welcome to the latest Health Translations Directory newsletter.  

Did you know? 
  1. Over 1000 new resources have been added to the Health Translations Directory this quarter.
  2. Users of the directory have increased by more than 50 % compared with the same time last year.
  3. Arabic is the language most in demand, followed by Vietnamese and Farsi. 

Check out our new translated health resources from the Department of Health and Human Services...

A big welcome to our new content partner: The Heart Foundation.

The Heart Foundation is a charity dedicated to fighting the single biggest killer of Australians – heart disease. For over 50 years, they’ve led the battle to save lives and improve the heart health of all Australians. Their sights are set on a world where people don’t suffer or die prematurely because of heart disease. The Heart Foundation has developed easy to read multilingual resources that explains the importance of having good heart health. Welcome aboard! Find resources here.

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

The Health Translations Directory has links to 1154 resources in Arabic, Assyrian and Kurdish. You might be interested in these recently published resources:

In a world where 3.9 billion people suffer from oral disease, raising awareness on the importance of oral health is more relevant than ever. Good oral hygiene habits, avoiding risk factors and having a regular dental check-up starting early in life can help maintain optimal oral health into old age. 

The Health Translations Directory has over 30 oral health resources in 26 language available. Click here 

Health literacy Course: 2 May 2017

Did you know the Centre for Culture, Ethnicity and Health offers a range of training? This course starting on May 2 may be of interest to you.

60% of Australians don’t know how to find, understand and use information about their health and health care. The 4-day Health Literacy Course offers organisations a comprehensive understanding of health literacy.

Improve your staff’s knowledge base and strengthen your relationships with patients, clients and consumers. 

Enrol today and contact Jolyon Burford: or
call 03 9418 9995. Find more details about the course on our webpage.

Kidney Health 

Kidney Health Week is the most important time of the year for raising awareness about kidney health, and to shine a light on prevention and early detection of kidney disease. Kidney disease affects an estimated 1.7 million Australians. The Health Translations Directory has 36 resources in 38 languages available. Click here.

Measles health alert

As someone who has an interest in health you may be aware the Victorian Chief Health Officer issued a recent warning about an outbreak of measles. The Health Translations Directory has some multilingual resources available. Click here.

Cultural Competence online training 

‘Introduction to Cultural Competence’ is an interactive online training module which will help you be culturally responsive to your diverse clients. 

It is suitable for health, community and government staff working with clients from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds. This module is pitched at an introductory level and provides a theoretical framework for people who are already working in culturally responsive settings.
We’ve had great feedback from participants from all over Australia about this training and we would like to invite you find out why it has been so well received. 

To arrange for a 7-day (free) trial contact Anni Tillack-Benton on or call 03 9418 9928.


World TB Day is held each year on March 24th and aims to build public awareness about tuberculosis. A disease which despite being curable, remains a destructive epidemic in much of the world. The Health Translations Directory has over 14 resources in 37 language available. 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.

Contact Anni Tillack-Benton at

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