The first Victorian Refugee Health Network (the Network) Primary Care Forum was held on Tuesday 26 August 2014 at Foundation House in Brunswick. The Primary Care Forum was organised in response to the increasing interest and growing size of the Network’s Primary Care Working Group.
Designed as a simple one-stop resource for after-hours health professionals, the package is also a useful resource for all healthcare workers who contribute to improving access for culturally and linguistically diverse patients. The seven chapters are: Introduction – Defining cu
Purpose of this document This table was developed by the Victorian Refugee Health Network in conjunction with refugee health service providers in order to identify current practice to identify current gaps in refugee and asylum seeker health service delivery. The table is intended for
A new report identifies specific health service access needs of people from refugee backgrounds and proposes a service model for delivering primary care. An international team of academics and refugee health experts led by Professor Grant Russell (Southern Academic Primary Care Resear
This editorial of the 15th issue of the 37th edition of the Australian Prescriber provides a discussion of some of the issues in prescribing medication for refugees. Issues include: communication challenges; appropriate education; cultural beliefs; and cost of medication.
Hepatitis B virus (HBV) is one of the world’s most common infectious diseases. Unfortunately, HBV often goes undetected in the Victorian population. Studies show that people from refugee backgrounds (and all overseas-born Australians) are at high risk of under-detected HBV infection i
The Australian Immunisation Handbook provides clinical advice for health professionals on the safest and most effective use of vaccines in their practice. These recommendations are developed by the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) and approved by the Nationa
This flowchart was devised to assist communication between refugee settlement services and General Practitioners. The flowchart outlines government funded services available to newly arriving refugees in their first five years in Australia. The bottom section of the flowchart describe