Overview

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.  We collaborate with key partners and stakeholders across the sector to support this work in two key areas:

  • Customised training:  ASHM offer a comprehensive range of education, training and support, tailored to meet the needs of the health care sector who work with CALD people and communities
  • Health resources for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) communities

Education, training and support for CALD health sector care

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 Multicultural Health Workers
  • Preventing Liver Cancer in the Italian Community: Hepatitis B Update for GPs
  • Update in Hepatitis B for primary care practitioners who see patients from an Arabic-speaking background

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.

 

ALL GOOD: A multi-language website providing health information to multicultural consumers

In 2018, ASHM released the ALL GOOD website project in consultation with a wide range of representatives from multicultural health, community, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations and individuals. It was funded by the Commonwealth Department of Health as part of their National BBV Strategies providing the policy framework for national, state and territory governments; and community and professional organisations to respond to HIV, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, STIs and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander BBV and STIs.

ALL GOOD focuses on key information on BBVs and STIs and provides tools and referral pathways to testing and treatment. Information is provided in 17 different languages, including English, in both text and spoken word recordings.
 

Listen to an audio file explaining what you can do on the website in English

If you work with people from culturally and lingustically diverse backgrounds and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, we invite you to visit the website to:

  • Read or listen to spoken-word audio information in simple-language on HIVhepatitis Bhepatitis C and sexually transmissible infections
  • Choose a language in which to read and/or hear this information
  • Find a service:  Search for a doctor or a testing centre in your Australian suburb (or closest to). You can also find out if there is a doctor that can speak your language.
  • Get support from community:  Search for community organisations where you can talk to someone who knows about living with HIV or hepatitis.
  • Access and download Resources:  Search the database with listings on hepatitis B, hepatitis C, HIV or STIs. A range of resources exist for specific community groups and in different languages.

Access ALLGOOD.org.au