The Victorian Refugee Health Network (the Network) leads and is involved in a diverse range of projects every year. The work of the Network is overseen by an executive group, and by detailed work plans developed by Network working groups. The Network provides support to the health, settlement and community sector by convening working groups, developing resources, hosting forums, completing reviews of available literature, providing specialist advice and participating in practice-related research projects.
Significant projects completed by the Network:
- Disability (2017-18)
- Refugee health assessment template (2017-18)
- General practice engagement (2014-16), including resources for engaging general practice
- Community consultation (2015-16)
- Oral Health (2011-13), including the Targeted Education Program
- Maternity (2010-13)
- Maternal and Child Health (2011)
- Language Services Project (2011-13)
The Network monitors a number of domains related to refugee health including those above and below:
Other activities that the Network contributes to or participates in regularly are:
- Advisory groups
- Training delivery
- Membership of Refugee Health Network of Australia (RHeaNA)
The Network has two full time workers who are managed by the Sector Development and Partnerships Manager at Foundation House. Time limited project workers were also employed to complete discrete projects such as the Oral Health Project in 2011/2012 and the update to Promoting Refugee Health Guide in 2011/2012.
The Network has also produced numerous publications.