External resources


Web resources

Amparo Advocacy factsheets.

AMPARO Advocacy has produced two fact sheets to provide information to people from culturally and linguistically diverse communities about disability and the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) - which have been translated into 33 community languages.

Asylum seeker fact sheet for Health Care Providers.

This information sheet aims to provide clarity to health service staff in Victoria on asylum seekers’ health entitlements, housing arrangements and details on who to bill for health services.

Asylum seeker health and wellbeing: scoping study.
Commissioned by St. Vincent's Health Australia, September 2012.

Australian Guidelines for the Treatment of Acute Stress Disorder and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder.
Produced by the Australian Centre for Posttraumatic Mental Health: Phoenix Australia.

Australian Refugee Health Practice Guide.
The Australian Refugee Health Practice Guide can be used by doctors, nurses and other primary care providers to inform on-arrival and ongoing health care for people from refugee backgrounds, including people seeking asylum.

Australian Refugee Health Practice Guide.
The Australian Refugee Health Practice Guide can be used by doctors, nurses and other primary care providers to inform on-arrival and ongoing health care for people from refugee backgrounds, including people seeking asylum.

B Positive.
The third edition of B positive goes totally online with a new improved website. Since the last edition in 2014 there has been an increased global focus on elimination of Hepatitis B as a public health concern by the year 2030 with targets set by the World Health Assembly member states, including Australia, to diagnose and treat the 250 million people living with hepatitis B worldwide.

Catch-up immunisation for refugees and asylum seekers: Information for immunisation providers.
Provided by the Victorian Refugee Health Network.

Chilout.
Asylum Seeker advocacy, information and reports.

Coordinated primary health care for refugees: a best practice framework for Australia.
This project aims to develop an evidence-based framework for the delivery and implementation of accessible, coordinated primary health care to refugees in Australia.

Coroner's findings into the death of Hamid Khazaei.
Delivered on 30 July 2018.

Cross-cultural Mental Health Care: a resource kit for GPs and Mental Health Professionals.
Produced by the Transcultural Mental Health Centre.

The Cultural Dictionary.
A resource to increase cultural understanding for service-providers in the ACT. Produced by the Migrant Resource Centre of Canberra and Queanbeyan.

Culturally and linguistically diverse young people and digital citizenship: a pilot study.
This project explored how culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) young people (16 to 25 years old) in Victoria, Australia use digital and mobile technologies to participate in key domains of citizenship: that is, social, economic, political, and cultural domains.

Delivery of Health Services in Onshore Immigration Detention.
The objective of this audit was to assess the effectiveness of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection’s administration of health services in onshore immigration detention.

Desktop guide: caring for refugee patients in general practice: a desk-top guide, 4th ed, 2012.
Prepared by the Victorian Foundation for Survivors of Torture Inc. with assistance from GPs and specialists in refugee health. Referral information provided by FASSTT agencies.

Desktop guide: caring for refugee patients in general practice: a desk-top guide, 4th ed, 2012.
Prepared by the Victorian Foundation for Survivors of Torture Inc. with assistance from GPs and specialists in refugee health. Referral information provided by FASSTT agencies.

Diabetes: what you need to know.
This is a comprehensive yet easy to understand booklet about living with and managing diabetes. It describes the types of diabetes, what regular health checks are recommended and answers a lot of common questions about food and diabetes. This document is available in English as well as in languages other than English.

Diagnosis, management and prevention of infections in recently arrived refugees.
Produced by the Australasian Society for Infectious Diseases, 2009. Update available late 2014 or early 2015.

Disability services glossary.
Includes Farsi, CALD, Vietnamese and Arabic versions. Produced by the Centre for Culture, Ethnicity and Health.

Diversity in health: supporting accessible and appropriate health services for all Victorians.
Victorian Government website on refugee and asylum seeker health resources and services.

An evaluation of the primary healthcare needs of refugees in south east metropolitan Melbourne : a report by the Southern Academic Primary Care Research Unit to the Refugee Health Research Consortium, Dandenong.
Report produced by the Southern Academic Primary Care Research Unit.

EvidenceAid: The health of refugees and asylum seekers in Europe.
Inspiring and enabling those guiding the humanitarian sector to apply an evidence-based approach.

Factsheet Number 10: LGBTI Refugees.
Summary factsheet covering LGBTI Refugees produced by the South Western Sydney Local Health District.

Female Genital Mutilation / Cutting in Regional Victoria: Research to Practice.
This report describes a community engaged research-to-practice project aimed at generating evidence to strengthen support for girls and women living in regional communities who have health needs associated with FGC.

Free Interpreting Service
The Free Interpreting Service aims to provide equitable access to key services, that are not government funded, for people with limited or no English language proficiency. The Free Interpreting Service is delivered by TIS National, on behalf of the Department of Social Services.

Free Interpreting Service: download the Private Medical Practitioners' information sheet
Private medical practitioners can access the Free Interpreting Service to provide Medicare rebateable services to anyone in Australia who has a Medicare card.

Free Interpreting Service: download the Information and resources for medical settings pack
Private medical practitioners can access the Free Interpreting Service to provide Medicare rebateable services to anyone in Australia who has a Medicare card.

Healthcare for refugees and asylum seekers
The RACGP's policy, dated 18 March 2015.

Health Communication with Immigrants, Refugees and Migrant Workers: proceedings of a workshop - in brief
This 2017 workshop was organised to explore the application of health literacy insights to the issues and challenges associated with addressing the health of immigrants, refugees, and migrant workers. This publication summarises the presentations and discussions from the workshop.

Guide to asylum seeker access to health and community services in Victoria.
The guide covers special access arrangements to health and community services in Victoria for asylum seekers.

Health Translations Directory
This Victorian directory links to online multilingual health resources from government departments, peak health bodies, hospitals, community health centres and welfare agencies.

HepBHelp
HepBHelp is an independent website which aims to assist Australian GPs in the further investigation and management of patients diagnosed with chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection.

Immunisation: quick guide: catch-up immunisation.
The Quick Guide: Catch-Up Immunisation has been developed for Victorian immunisation providers to create a catch-up immunisation schedule for people presenting with no immunisation history ensuring that they are immunised appropriately and recalled in a timely manner for their next immunisations.

Immunise Australia Program
The Immunise Australia Program aims to increase national immunisation rates by funding free vaccination programs, administering the Australian Childhood Immunisation register and communicating information about immunisation to the general public and health professionals.

In Poor Health: Health Care in Australian Immigration Detention
2018 report produced by the Sydney-based Public Interest Advocacy Centre.

Little Hep B Hero book (multi-language)
A new children's book and resource for families to raise awareness about viral hepatitis, increase health literacy, and break the silence. Available in English, simplified Chinese and Vietnamese.

Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) Health assessment for refugees and other humanitarian entrants.
Fact sheet giving details of health assessments for refugees and other humanitarian entrants under Medicare items 701, 703, 705 and 707.

Mental Health in Multicultural Australia.
The MHiMA project is funded by the Australian Government, Department of Health, to provide a national focus for advice and support to providers and governments on mental health and suicide prevention for people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds.

Migration and Hepatitis: Australian visa applicants and hepatitis. Hepatitis Victoria.
Hepatitis Victoria has produced an easy to understand introductory resource to support people living with hepatitis B in understanding how it affects their visa application and some processes along the way. The resource is available in a number of community languages including Arabic, Burmese and Dari.

Multicultural health communication.
In 1997, the NSW Multicultural Health Communication Service was established as a result of NSW Health's plan, Health Services for a Culturally Diverse Society (1995). The plan identified the need for the development of a co-ordinated statewide approach to provide information about health issues and health services to people who speak languages other than English.

My Health Record Information.
The period to opt out of My Health Record has been extended to 31 Jan 2019. Translated resources are available in 18 community languages to assist clients understand the purpose of the scheme.

National Cultural Competency Tool (NCCT) for Mental Health Services
The NCCT resource pack is designed to enhance the capacity of Australia’s mental health workforce to work with people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds.

The NSW Multicultural Health Communication Service
The NSW Multicultural Health Communication Service (Multicultural Communication) is funded by the NSW Ministry of Health to provide information and services to help health professionals communicate with non English speaking communities throughout NSW.

NSW Refugeee Health Services
The service aims to promote the health of people from a refugee background living in NSW by assisting refugees, and the health professionals who work with them.

Our stories, our voices: culturally diverse consumer perspectives on the role of accredited interpreters in Victoria’s health services
'Our Stories, Our Voices' assesses the current understanding within culturally diverse communities of the role of accredited interpreters within Victoria’s health care system. In particular, the paper examines whether culturally diverse consumers are aware of, know how to access and recognise the importance of interpreting services when using health services.

Preventing sexual violence against young women from African backgrounds.
This study explored how young women from African refugee and migrant backgrounds understand and experience sexual coercion and violence. Data was gathered from young women from African backgrounds and a wide range of agencies in two Australian states, Western Australia and South Australia, to better understand the extent of their awareness of and concern about sexual coercion and assault and document how agencies respond to these issues.

Promoting refugee health : a guide for doctors, nurses and other health care providers caring for people from refugee backgrounds, 3rd ed, 2012.
This guide to caring for people of refugee background can be read as a general background resource or used as a practical guide for specific issues in consultation and management.

Publications & Resources Available for download: Refugee Health
Publications and resources links provided by Foundation House: The Victorian Foundation for Survivors of Torture.

Refugee and asylum seeker health services
These guidelines are for all services delivered through the Community Health Program to meet the needs of people from refugee and asylum seeker backgrounds.

Refugee Council of Australia
The Refugee Council of Australia (RCOA) is the national umbrella body for refugees and the organisations and individuals who support them.

Refugee Health Assessment Template
The Refugee Health Assessment Template 2018 (the Template) assists primary care providers to deliver high quality refugee health assessments (MBS item 701, 703, 705, 707). The 2018 Refugee Health Assessment Template is based on current clinical recommendations and considers the primary care context including workflow and whole of practice approaches. The Template is now available for use with Medical Director and Best Practice.

Refugee Health in General Practice
As part of the NSW Refugee Health Service, The Refugee Health in General Practice Project offers a comprehensive training program on refugee health to assist GPs to enhance their practice and provision of patient care.

Refugee Health in General Practice
As part of the NSW Refugee Health Service, The Refugee Health in General Practice Project offers a comprehensive training program on refugee health to assist GPs to enhance their practice and provision of patient care.

Refugee Health Network Queensland
The Refugee Health Network Queensland is a mechanism to build capacity, partnerships, and facilitate coordination of care across health, settlement agencies, communities, government and non-government sectors.

Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne Immigrant Health Service Research Portal
Links to guides and resources on the web.

Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne Immigrant Health Service Research Portal: Clinical Resources
Links to guidelines and resources on the web.

Sexual and Reproductive Health Data Report
This national data report summarises the latest available data across a range of areas that impact on the sexual and reproductive health (SRH) of immigrant and refugee women.

There are alternatives: a handbook for preventing unnecessary immigration detention
Introducing CAP: The Community Assessment and Placement model for working with refugees, asylum seekers and irregular migrants. Published by the International Detention Coalition, 2011.

Transcultural Mental Health Centre
The NSW Transcultural Mental Health Centre (TMHC) is a state wide service that was established in 1993. TMHC is hosted within the Western Sydney Local Health District. The TMHC's mission is to work in partnership with mental health services, consumers, carers and the community to improve the mental health of people from culturally and linguistically diverse communities living in NSW.

Translating and Interpreting Service
Offered by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection, this service includes help for non-english speakers, support for interpreters and guides to using the service.

United Nations High Commission for Refugees
UNHCR, the United Nations refugee organization, is mandated by the United Nations to lead and coordinate international action for the world-wide protection of refugees and the resolution of refugee problems.

Victorian Refugee and Asylum Seeker Health Action Plan 2014-2018
Publicly available on the Diversity in Health website, the Action Plan outlines Victoria’s long term strategic vision for how the health system can best meet the health and wellbeing needs of people from refugee backgrounds and asylum seekers.

Victorian Refugee Health Network
The Victorian Refugee Health Network was established in June, 2007 to facilitate greater coordination and collaboration amongst health and community services to provide more accessible and appropriate health services for people of refugee backgrounds.

Victorian Refugee Health Network Clinical Quicklinks
Useful summarised web resources provided by the Victorian Refugee Health Network.

Victorian Transcultural Mental Health
The VTMH is a statewide unit which supports area mental health and psychiatric disability support services in working with culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) consumers and carers throughout Victoria.

The Water Well Project
Doctors in training volunteer their time to meet with newly arrived communities and offer basic health education, with training materials and much support provided.

Working with TIS National Interpreters
Provided by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.

 


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