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Aged care Infectious diseases
Alcohol and other drugs Injury prevention  
Arthritis and musculo-skeletal conditions Mental health
Asthma Nutrition
Cancer Oral health
Child health Pregnancy and postnatal  
Communicating and swallowing Sexual health
Diabetes Women's health
Heart health
 

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Aged care
 Alzheimer's Australia
 
Seven topics on dementia and memory
 Elder Abuse Prevention Unit
 
Mistreatment of older people - let's open the door to hope and family harmony
 Department Health and Ageing
  Ageing and aged care - various topics
  Aged Care Advocacy
  Aged Care Complaints Investigation Scheme
  Commonwealth Carelink Centres
  Charters of Residents Rights
  Community Aged Care Packages  
  Community Visitors Scheme 
  Continence myths and facts
  Costs of residential care
  Good bladder habits for everyone   
  National strategy for ageing Australia
  Pelvic floor exercises for men
  Pelvic floor exercises for women
  Useful contact numbers
 Home and Community Care
  Home and Community Care services

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Alcohol and other drugs
 Australian Drug Foundation
  Drugs and their effects
  Khat
 Department of Health and Ageing
  National Drugs Campaign
 Multicultural Health Communication Service
  
Ecstacy understanding the risks
 Quit Victoria
  
Want to quit smoking? Here's how
 Department of Human Services
  Drugs get the facts
  Safe retrieval and disposal of needles and syringes

 

 

 

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Arthritis and musculo-skeletal conditions
 NSW Multicultural Health Communication Service
  Arthritis you can do something about it 
 Osteoporosis Australia
 
Calcium, vitamin D and osteoporosis
  Diagnosing osteoporosis
  Exercise for osteoporosis and falls prevention
  Medications and treatments for osteoporosis
  What is osteoporosis?

 

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Asthma
 Asthma Foundation
  Asthma action plan (simple English)
  Asthma action plan (national standard)
 Asthma Foundation Victoria
  Asthma the basic facts
  Asthma, children and smoking
  Complementary therapies and asthma
  Exercise and asthma
  Medications and asthma
  Pregnancy and asthma
 NSW Multicultural Health Communication Service
  Asthma the basic facts

 

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Cancer 
 Australian Lung Foundation - The Kylie Johnston Lung Cancer Network 
  Answering your questions about lung cancer
  Lung cancer doesn't discriminate (not currently available)
 Cancer Council Victoria
 
A vaccine to prevent cervical cancer 
  Abnormal pap test results
  Breast awareness for all women
  Cancer that cannot be cured
  Diagnosing cancer
  Eating well during treatment
  Finding bowel cancer early
  Healthy eating to reduce cancer risk
  Learning to relax when you have cancer
  Pap tests after hysterectomy
  Prostate cancer: interpreting the PSA test
  Prostate cancer: should I be tested?
  Prostate problems
  Sun Protection for all Australians 
  Treating cancer
  What is cancer?
 Department Of Health and Ageing - cancer screening
 
When did you last have a pap smear?
 Queensland Health
 
Bowel cancer: The facts - prevention and early detection
  Breast cancer screening

 

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Child health
 Childrens Hospital at Westmead
 
Fever
  Urinary tract infection
 Department of Health and Ageing - Immunise Australia Program
 
 Understanding childhood immunisation: booklet
 NSW Multicultural Health Communication Service
  Infectious diseases in children
 Queensland Health
  Bottle feeding
  Breast feeding best for baby best for you
  Breast feeding getting started
  Breast feeding how do I start breastfeeding?
  Breast feeding is my baby getting enough milk?
  Breastfeeding when you are working or away from your baby
  Child safety - Safety First
  Common early problems - tender or cracked nipples
  Drugs and breastfeeding
  Feeding from 6 months
  Feeding from 8 months
  Feeding from 9 months
  Feeding from 12 months
  How your baby develops 0-3 months
  How your baby develops 3-6 months
  How your baby develops 6-9 months
  How your baby develops 9-12 months
  Sleepy or unsettled baby
  Swollen breasts, blocked ducts and mastitis
  Taking care of your baby's teeth

 **Information designed for African-Australian communities
  Breastfeeding your baby in Australia
  Breastfeeding your baby in Australia - Breastfeeding and milk supply
  Breastfeeding your baby in Australia - Breastfeeding if you are away from your baby
  Breastfeeding your baby in Australia - Illustrated booklet
  Breastfeeding your baby in Australia - Poster A2
  Breastfeeding your baby in Australia - Poster A3
  Time to start solids for your baby
  Time to start solids for your baby - Introducing solids to your baby
  Time to start solids for your baby - Illustrated booklet
  Time to start solids for your baby - Iron-rich foods
  Time to start solids for your baby - Poster A2
  Time to start solids for your baby - Poster A3
   

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Communicating and swallowing
 Queensland Health
  Safe swallowing strategies
  Speech pathology and dysphasia 'difficulties with understanding & talking'
  Speech pathology and dyspraxia 'difficulty producing speech'
  Speech pathology and dysphagia 'difficulty swallowing' 
  Speech pathology and dysarthria 'slurred speech'

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Diabetes
 Diabetes Australia
  Various facts sheets 
 NSW Multicultural Health Communication Service
  Are you at risk from the world's fastest growing disease?
  Diabetes and your eyes
  Diabetes in pregnancy
  Give your feet the care they deserve

 

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Heart health
 Heart Foundation
  Will you recognise your heart attack? action plan for patients 
  Will you recognise your heart attack? - patient fact sheet
 NSW Multicultural Health Communication Service
  Chest pain: is it just indigestion or a heart attack? 
  Chronic Heart Failure 
  Heart attack - know the warning signs and act immediately 
  Heart disease - how treatments can help
  How to keep your blood pressure healthy 

 

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Infectious disease
 NSW Multicultural Health Communication Service
  Cryptosporidiosis
  Gastroenteritis in children
  Giardiasis
  Infectious diseases in children
  Influenza - are you at risk?
  Viral Gastroenteritis
 Queensland Health
  Tuberculin Test (Mantoux Test)
  Tuberculosis Disease Overview
  Tuberculosis (TB) Medications 
  Tuberculosis Neonatal BCG Vaccination
  Tuberculosis Screening for Migrants
  Tuberculosis Vaccination

 

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Injury prevention
 NSW Multicultural Health Communication Service
 
Avoiding ticks and spider bites
  How to be safe in and around the water
  Keep medicines and other poisons locked away
 Queensland Health
  Falls Prevention in Older People - Flyer/Poster
  Preventing Falls: One Step Ahead: a guide for older people 
  Staying On : Stay active and independent in your home
 Royal Children's Hospital Safety Centre
 
Home safety and the surrounds poster
  Keeping children safe on the road poster
  Kids and dogs  

 

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Mental health
 Queensland Transcultural Mental Health Centre
 
various brochures on mental illness

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Nutrition
 NSW Multicultural Health Communication Service
 
Are you drinking enough water?
  Caffeine and your health
  Cholesterol - too much is dangerous. Samoan and Tongan Food
  Cholesterol: too much is dangerous. Asian foods
  Cholesterol: too much is dangerous. European and Middle Eastern foods
  Fitting more fruit and vegetables into your diet
  Helping children maintain a healthy weight
 Community Nutrition Unit
  Healthy Drinks
  Healthy Lunches (African format)
  Healthy Lunches (Asian format)
  Healthy Lunches (Middle-Eastern format)
  Safe Food, Safe Kitchens

 

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Oral health
 NSW Multicultural Health Communication Service
 
Caring for babies' teeth
  Getting older? Why your teeth and gums are important for good health
  Good oral health for children
  Keeping your teeth - whatever your age

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Pregnancy and postnatal
 Royal Women's Hospital Melbourne
  Amniocentesis
  Herbal preparations in pregnancy
  Ultrasound
  Postnatal exercise for new mothers
 NSW Multicultural Health Communication Service
  Diabetes in pregnancy
  Planning a pregnancy? Things to do before you conceive
  Sad feelings after childbirth – a hidden problem
  Stages of pregnancy and labour
 St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne - Department of Dermatology
  Post-partum Hair Loss

 

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Sexual health
 Multicultural HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C Service
  Information on HIV and Hepatitis C
 Ethnic Communities Council of Queensland
 
Chlamydia
  Genital warts
  Gonorrhoea
  Herpes
 NSW Multicultural Health Communication Service
  Hepatitis A
  Hepatitis B
  Myths and facts about sexual health
  Non-gonococcal urethritis
  Pelvic inflammatory disease
 Royal Women’s Hospital Melbourne
 
Contraception - Condoms and Diaphragms
  Contraception - Depo Provera - a contraceptive injection
  Contraceptive Implants
  Contraception - Intra Uterine Device (IUD)
  Contraception - the pill
  Contraception - your choice
 Queensland Health
  Hepatitis C My Baby and Me Brochure 

 

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Women's health
 Centrelink
 
Helping people experiencing domestic violence
 Department of Justice and Attorney-General
 
Domestic violence - are you a victim?
  Domestic violence - are you accused of it?
 Immigrant Women's Support Service
 
Sexual violence is difficult to speak about
 The Jean Hailes Foundation for Women's Health
 
Understanding menopause and midlife
 NSW Department of Community Services
  Domestic violence
 NSW Multicultural Health Communication Service
  Abortion - questions women ask about abortion
  Cystitis
  Domestic violence hurts the whole family
  Female patients requesting female staff in hospitals or in a clinic
  44+ For Women approaching menopause
  Preparing for a healthy menopause
  Menopause - when menopause affects relationships
  Menstruation - what's normal and what's not
  Thyroid - how it can affect your health
 Royal Women's Hospital - Well Women's Services
  Cysts
  Endometriosis
  Information to help you manage after a major operation
 St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne - Department of Dermatology
  Eczema / Candida (Thrush) of the Nipple

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Last Updated: 10 October 2013
Last Reviewed: 10 October 2013



 

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Do you have concerns about a government or non-government health service or are you unhappy with the way an issue has been handled? Do you think you have been treated unfairly or are you concerned about a decision or action of a health professional?

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Go to the Queensland Independent Complaint Agencies' website for more information.