- ASHM recognises the vital role that community health sector organisations play in the testing, diagnosis, treatment and care of those at risk of and living with HIV, viral hepatitis and STIs for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) priority populations in Australia
- ASHM collaborates with key partners and stakeholders across the sector to support this work in two key areas:
ASHM offers a range of face-to-face education courses focusing on viral hepatitis, HIV and sexual Health for Multicultural Health Workers, nurses, general practitioners and allied health workers.
We are able to tailor specific courses to your local context and audience, such as these examples:
- Update in Viral Hepatitis for Primary Care Providers offering refugee health services
- Update in Hepatitis B for primary care practitioners who see patients from an Arabic-speaking
- Preventing Liver Cancer in the Italian Community: Hepatitis B Update for GPs
- Update in Hepatitis B for Multicultural Health Workers
ASHM is available to assist all health care sector workers to strengthen staff and service capacity to effectively prevent, test for and manage viral hepatitis, HIV and sexual transmissible infections within CALD communities. Please contact us for more information.
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Throughout 2016-17, ASHM is working with a number of agencies working in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse communities to prioritise the development and distribution of a range of culturally appropriate web-based educational resources and toolkits that aim to support these communities accessing testing, diagnosis, treatment and management of BBV and STI.
This resource development project is part of a Commonwealth-funded initiative comprising the Department of Health's Blood-borne Viruses and Sexually Transmissible Infections Prevention and Education Programme. It is one of six activities in the programme:
Process + Phasing
The activity comprises four phases:
- Resource audit and community consultation and prioritisation process
- Resource development based on community consultation and identified population and disease priorities
- Resource distribution and promotion under a defined plan
- Ongoing monitoring and evaluation (M&E) and reporting
Integral to the project is a consultative and collaborative approach, whereby two Advisory Committees (one guiding Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander resources; one guiding CALD resources) with community representation will provide ongoing guidance and provide critical input into resource prioritisation.
A smaller Steering Committee, with representatives from the two Advisory Committees plus technical experts, will have formally delegated authority to select resources to be developed and agencies to be sub-contracted, based on the Advisory Committees’ recommendations.
Sub-contracted agencies will develop online education toolkits based on the identified priorities. Under a promotion and distribution plan developed by the Committees, ASHM and the contracted agencies, the toolkits will be promoted among the target community/ies, utilising collaborating agencies’ existing effective networks and community reach, and specific evidence-based promotional strategies. M&E and reporting will occur across all activity phases to measure project impact/outcomes and provide ongoing implementation feedback.
For more information
Contact Karen Seager
Senior Project Officer, National Policy and Education Division
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