Chronic Disease

Healthy Bone Project

In partnership with Arthritis Queensland (AQ), ECCQ is developing resources for Arabic speaking and Vietnamese communities as part of the Healthy Bone Pilot Project.In Australia, 28% (6.1 million people) of the population is affected by arthritis or other musculoskeletal conditions … Continue reading


Culturally diverse men attend forum on prostate cancer

5 November 2014: Prostate cancer is a sensitive subject as it is often tied up with the idea of masculinity and culturally appropriate information isn’t readily available. In Australia, it is estimated that 15% of men diagnosed with prostate cancer … Continue reading


Accessible info needed to increase organ and tissue donation

26 MARCH 2014: ECCQ’s Give Life to Others project, funded by the Australian Government’s Organ & Tissue Authority, found that more culturally tailored information in many languages would help increase organ and tissue donation rates in culturally and linguistically diverse … Continue reading

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Give Life to Others: ECCQ raises awareness of organ and tissue donation

21 FEBRUARY 2014: As DonateLife Week 2014 commences this Sunday, peak body ECCQ would like to remind communities to have the chat with friends and family on organ and tissue donation.

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Community Engagement Project for CALD Communities

The June 2013 ProjectReport, Community Engagement Project for CALD Communities, funded and support by Metro North Brisbane Medicare Local (MNBML), is the out come of the work and consultation undertaken by ECCQ and MDA. This document aims to provide information … Continue reading

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New health course bridges the gap in culturally responsive service delivery

3 JULY 2012: Just three months after the launch of Australia’s first ever nationally accredited certification for health workers in the multicultural sector, peak body the Ethnic Communities Council of Queensland (ECCQ) and Queensland Health are seeking expressions of interest … Continue reading


ECCQ launches new multicultural health course

10 MAY 2012: Peak body the Ethnic Communities Council of Queensland (ECCQ) has launched Australia’s first ever nationally accredited certification for health workers in a multicultural society. View media release.


Translated resources: Queensland Health

Translated resources on a range of chronic diseases, including diabetes, asthma and cancer. Health information can be sorted by language or topic.


Queensland Strategy for Chronic Disease 2005-2015

To keep Queenslanders healthier and help reduce these deaths, the Queensland Government has developed the Queensland Strategy for Chronic Disease 2005-2015, in partnership with a broad range of service providers and other stakeholders. This new Strategy helps prevent chronic disease … Continue reading


Care of chronic diseases in Queensland’s culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities

Report of a study commissioned by the Ethnic Communities Council of Queensland (ECCQ) and conducted in collaboration with the Primary Health Care Research Evaluation and Development (PHCRED) Program of Bond University, Queensland, Australia.


Multicultural health workers and chronic disease self‐management programs for CALD populations

Produced for Ethnic Communities Council Queensland and Queensland Health – Central Population Health Services.


Pacific Islander/Maori community health needs assessment

The project’s key findings can be utilised for the development of a chronic disease prevention and self management program for the Pacific Islander/Maori Community on the Gold Coast, which could allow future delivery of culturally appropriate primary health services.