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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 form
Made available by the Refugee Health Network.

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.

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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