We undertake a number of strategies to ensure that culturally and linguistically diverse community members have improved access to culturally appropriate health services.
How we directly advocate and support communities
- Develop and provide culturally specific and appropriate viral hepatitis and sexual health resources and training
- Partner with universities and other NGOs and government agencies to conduct research on related health issues that impact on culturally and linguistically diverse communities
- Encourage and support community members to participate in public speaking engagements such as at health promotion conferences, forums and education sessions
- Facilitate the participation of community and religious leaders at viral hepatitis and sexual and reproductive health seminars and conferences
- Raise the profile of culturally and linguistically diverse communities to promote positive changes on policy and practice
- Contribute to the drafting of specific national and state strategies for viral hepatitis, HIV and STIs
- Give feedback on national and state policy and testing papers
- Have ongoing discussions with services providers on access issues
- Contribute to many Government Advisory Committees namely: Queensland Ministerial Advisory Committee HIV, Viral Hepatitis & Sexual Health Committee (QMAC HVHSH), Viral Hepatitis Action Plan Reference Group, Multicultural Health Unit Reference Group, Queensland HIV, Viral Hepatitis and STIs Strategy 2012-2015 Working Group, Queensland Blood Borne Viruses and STIs Education Experts Advisory Group, Queensland GP Engagement Strategy Working Group, Queensland CALD Accessing Service Working Group, QLD World AIDS Day Alliance, QLD Positive Speakers Bureau Management Committee, National Hepatitis B Reference Committee, Brisbane Refugee Health Reference Group, Logan Refugee Health Network, Multicultural Health Network and Advocacy.