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 governed by a Reference Group, and by detailed workplans developed by Network working groups and advisory 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.
Current domains of work include:
- Reference Group
- Primary Care
- Asylum Seekers
- Community Advice about Access and Equity
- Network e-Bulletin
- Network website
Significant projects completed by the Network:
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)
A summary of the Network’s 2014-15 activity may be downloaded HERE
The Network has three 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.
Above photo of the Network team: Lauren Tyrrell, Samantha Furneaux and Philippa Duell-Piening
The Network has also produced numerous publications.