This report documents phase one of a three-part project by the Health Issues Centre and the Victorian Refugee Health Network to understand the health information needs of refugee women and how best to provide this information
The Teach-back technique is a best practice communications method for addressing health literacy, and can be used with all patients to reduce misunderstanding and better engage them in their care. The technique focuses on the use of clear, simple language when speaking with patients a
The Centre for Culture, Ethnicity and Health, in partnership with St. Vincent’s Hospital and the Melbourne Primary Care Network has developed a short video that demonstrates the use of Teach Back in a Hepatitis B context. Teach back is a technique clinicians can use with clients to re
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.
The Victorian Refugee and Asylum Seeker Health Action Plan 2014-2018 was launched by the Hon. David Davis, Victorian Minister for Health, on 19 June 2014. The plan was the result of a collaboration between the Department of Health and the Victorian Refugee Health Network, and involve
In 2012 the increase in the number of people seeking asylum in Australia required an urgent and coordinated response in the Greater Dandenong region of south eastern Melbourne to ensure local health services could meet the increased demand for health assistance. The collaborative appr
Easidose is a prescribing aid addressing language and literacy barriers. Easidose uses colour coding for medications, and picture based instructions for dose, frequency, duration and special conditions. Safe prescribing remains the responsibility of the clinician. Visit Easidose at: e