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Centre for Culture Ethnicity and Health
Welcome to our December e-news!
UNDERSTANDING COVID-19 TERMINOLOGY
(Pictured: Van Bawi Phawng, a bicultural worker with Cohealth, is one of only about 500 Melbourne speakers of Burmese dialect Falam Chin. Credit: Justine Mcmanus, The Age.)
Bicultural workers have been on the frontline of the fight against COVID-19, providing information & resources to their communities. CEH’s 'Speaking COVID-19' workshops train interpreters, translators & bicultural workers to better understand & communicate COVID-19 public health messages. Our recent work with teams in public housing estates across the inner-west was featured in The Age.
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MDAP ARE TAKING REFERRALS

Do you have a young client, family member or friend from the South Sudanese community, who lives works and or plays in and around the City of Yarra and is experiencing harm from their AoD use?

Contact our team of South Sudanese bicultural workers – we can help!

Community education sessions for groups also available.

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As a program of North Richmond Community Health (NRCH), The Centre for Culture, Ethnicity & Health has a common purpose which we’d like to share with you:
Mission
To build healthier communities by making healthcare more accessible & culturally relevant.
Vision
Healthcare that builds community.
And Values 
among our clients, staff, community,  students, volunteers, contractors and YOU our valued stakeholders.
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SHARE OUR RESOURCES ON YOUR WEBSITE

Our vision for 2021 is to continue to provide Australia’s best collection of consumer-focused, high quality translated health and wellbeing information as a resource for consumers and practitioners.
 
We need your help!
We love sharing your resources, please help us  promote Health Translations by linking to us from your website. For simple steps click 
here

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SO LONG, FAREWELL, AUF WIEDERSEHEN, GOODBYE

After 16 years at CEH, Sabina Tresise is returning to Switzerland to spend time with her family. Sabina’s been managing and curating Health Translations, maintaining the CEH library collection and providing an information and reference service to CEH stakeholders and staff. She is a highly regarded much loved team member and will be missed by her friends and colleagues. We wish her the best!!!!
Check out the latest edition of our new CEH Library Acquisition list.
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MOST PEOPLE NEED A CRYSTAL BALL TO UNDERSTAND HEALTH WRITING
PLAIN LANGUAGE WRITING eLearning!

 * Communicate with people who struggle to digest information.
 * Reduce information overload & remove jargon from your writing.
“It fundamentally changes how you think about writing from the moment you do it. Thanks! I’ve been writing professionally for years and I got such a lot out of this.” Jacqueline, Diversity Programs Manager, State Government.
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HEALTH LITERACY SUPERSTARS
CEH has welcomed its 1st ever Blended #healthliteracy course superstar graduates from NRCH, Sunbury Community Health, Bendigo Health and the City of Greater Geelong. Participants took part in online workshops and eLearning modules to learn the health literacy skills to make their organisations easier for clients to use.
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Contact: Siri Gunawardana, CEH Training Coordinator, p: (03) 9418 9912, e: sirig@ceh.org.au
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MORE NEWS
SEXUAL AND REPODUCTIVE HEALTH STRATERGY
MHSS recently participated in the Action for Equity, a Women’s Health West facilitated 2-year planning workshop.
Our long standing partnership with WHW works towards  providing sexual health education to young people from migrant & refugee backgrounds in order to redress the social determinants of sexual & reproductive health inequities.
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COMMUNICATING WITH DIVERSE GROUPS
CEH’s Programs & Projects Coordinator Piergiorgio Moro was recently filmed for an online course on Cancer and the Older Person for the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre. Pier addressed the topic of Communicating with diverse groups  -  Organisational perspective, and top tips for health professionals about communicating more inclusively.
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WORLD AIDS DAY (WAD) 01/12/2020
In the lead up to world AIDS Day, CEH Co-Manager Alison Coelho joined other industry experts to discuss 'International students and sexual health – where is the evidence? This year's theme:  'Now More Than Ever', reminds us that ongoing support, treatment and care for people living with HIV is a priority, particularly during the pandemic.
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TURNING CHALLANGES INTO OPPORTUNITIES

The 31st ISANA conference has just wrapped up, where CEH presented topics exploring our work with International Students during COVID-19, including:

1. 'Multicultural Community Action Network (M-CAN)nothing for us without us'    

2. 'Anti Viral – a comic based COVID-19 resource for young people'

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THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO CAME TO OUR TRAINING IN 2020
Despite all the obstacles of working remotely, juggling children and work or changed duties,
200 of you joined us each month in conversations about how we can make our services easier to use for everyone. We’ll be back with more fantastic webinars next year. Enjoy the holiday period… you deserve it. and best wishes for 2021.
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Holidays, observances, festivals, cultural celebrations, health campaigns & promotions.
Health Literacy, migrant & refugee topics, community, social issues & more....
DECEMBER
10 – Human Rights Day (UN)
10-18- Chanukah (Hanukkah) | Festival of Lights Jewish
25 - Christmas Day
26- Boxing Day
28 - Christmas/ Boxing Day Holiday
31 - New Year’s Eve


2021
JANUARY 

4 - World Braille Day
6 - Armenian Orthodox Christmas
7 -  Eastern Orthodox Christmas Day
12 - Chinese New Year –Year of the Ox
12 - Tet Festival – Vietnamese New Year
13 - Lori-Maghi - Sikh Festival
14 - Makar Sankranti – Indian Harvest Festival
14 - Orthodox New Year
17 - World Religion Day
19 - Timkat – Ethiopian Christian Holiday
26 - Australia Day
28 - Mahayana Buddhist New Year
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.

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

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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