National Refugee Health Networks
States and Territories
- Victorian Refugee Health Network (VRHN): www.refugeehealthnetwork.org.au
- South Australian Refugee Health Network (SARHN): www.sarhn.org.au
- New South Wales Refugee Health Service: www.refugeehealth.org.au
- Queensland Refugee Health Service: http://www.health.qld.gov.au/multicultural/health_workers/refugee_hlth.asp
- Western Australia Migrant Health Unit: www.health.wa.gov.au/services/detail.cfm?Unit_ID=886
- ACT Companion House Refugee Health Medical service: Email:
National Refugee Health Network Australia (RHeaNA)
This group brings together key representatives from each State and Territory working within the policy, clinical and public health realms of refugee health. It was born out of the inaugural National Refugee Primary Health Care conference held in Brisbane in November 2008. It aims to:
- inform and support the development of quality holistic health care for refugees in Australia across all health sectors in all jurisdictions
- provide advice to policy-makers at Commonwealth and State/Territory level on current and emerging issues in refugee health in Australia
- provide a forum for exchange of information between providers of refugee health care and other relevant stakeholders across Australia.
- One of the first achievements of RHeaNA was a submission to the 2009 review of the National Primary Health Care Strategy.
Victorian contacts for the Refugee Health Network of Australia:
- Sue Casey
- Dr I-Hao Cheng
The Forum of Australian Services for Survivors of Torture and Trauma (FASSTT) Provides links to agencies in each state and territory working with survivors of torture and trauma, check for referral information available on their websites via the FASSTT website at: www.fasstt.org.au.
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