These guidelines are for all services delivered through the Community Health Program to meet the needs of people from refugee and asylum seeker backgrounds. The guidelines aim to support consistency across the state in planning, program design and service delivery. The guidelines are evidence based, and translate that evidence into practical components that underpin program delivery. The guidelines were developed primarily for organisations funded to deliver the Community Health Program, but other primary health and community-based support services may also find the guidelines useful for guiding program development and delivery.
The guidelines will be particularly useful for:
• helping staff understand the specific health needs of refugees and asylum seekers
• enhancing the community health sector’s understanding of services available to support refugees and asylum seekers
• guiding program managers to develop, plan and monitor services for refugees and asylum seekers
• assisting staff who are funded through the Refugee Health Program (such as refugee health nurses and allied health personnel).
The guidelines are available for download below.
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