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Cultural Responsiveness

Cultural responsiveness is when health services are respectful of, and relevant to, the health beliefs, health practices, culture and linguistic needs of individuals and families within our diverse communities.
Aboriginal Australians

Learn about working with Aboriginal people protocols and Aboriginal health services in Victoria. Helpful Aboriginal resources are provided.

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Culturally & Linguistically Diverse People

In Victoria, levels of awareness of palliative care services and use of them are much lower among people from culturally and linguistically diverse communities.

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LGBTIQA+ people

Learn about key areas to consider in providing equitable access to inclusive and respectful palliative care services to people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and inter-sex.

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Helpful Websites

Centre for Cultural Diversity in Ageing

The Centre for Cultural Diversity in Ageing is funded by the Australian Department of Health under the Partners in Culturally Appropriate Care (PICAC) program. The Centre provides expertise in culturally inclusive policy and practices for the aged services sector. We have over 20 years of experience in supporting aged care providers to address the needs of older people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

E: info@culturaldiversity.com.au
P: 03 8823 7979

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Centre for Culture Ethnicity and Health

The Centre for Culture, Ethnicity and Health (CEH) provides specialist information, training and support on cultural diversity and wellbeing. Its website includes tip sheets on cultural competence and information about cultural responsiveness workshops.

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Ethnic Communities' Council of Victoria

The Ethnic Communities’ Council of Victoria provides valuable expertise, linkages, information, policies and projects and has partnered with Palliative Care Victoria to improve equity of access to high quality culturally responsive palliative care services across Victoria.

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Rainbow Health Victoria

Rainbow Health Victoria promotes the health and wellbeing of LGBTIQ+ Victorians through the creation and dissemination of high quality research, evidence-based training, resources and policy advice.

Rainbow Health Victoria (previously known as GLHV Rainbow Health Victoria) has been working for over 15 years to foster partnerships with and between government, researchers, community, organisations and service providers to create equity and inclusion.

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Department of Health, Victoria Website

Information and resources on improving health for Victorians from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and the cultural responsiveness of services.

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Spiritual Health Association

Provides training, education, information and resources to facilitate the provision of quality spiritual care in all health service settings.

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Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (VACCHO)

VACCHO’s website includes information about its role and membership as the peak Aboriginal health organisation in Victoria, the cultural safety training and consultancy it offers.

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