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Queensland Health Multicultural Services newsletter

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Queensland Health Multicultural Services Newsletter

The Queensland Health Multicultural Services newsletter is a quarterly publication which, together with Translinks from the Queensland Transcultural Mental Health Centre, is the primary source of information for Queensland Health staff and stakeholders about multicultural health issues.

The Queensland Health Multicultural Services newsletter contains information about the progress of the Queensland Health Strategic Plan for Multicultural Health 2007-2012, which aims to improve the health and well-being of culturally and linguistically diverse Queenslanders. The newsletter also aims to keep staff and stakeholders up-to-date with the latest multicultural health projects, services, research and achievements.

Current issue: Issue 11 - Summer/Autumn 2012

Top stories
Consultations complete for new Queensland Health Multicultural Policy
More than 150 multicultural health stakeholders have provided valuable input into the development of a new Queensland Health Multicultural Policy.

Pacific Islander and Maori health reports
A new report which examines ways to improve the health of Queensland's Pacific Islander and Maori populations has been published by Queensland Health.

A good start for a healthy future
Preventing chronic disease and tackling obesity in Pacific Islander and Maori children and their families is the focus of a new $4.6 million, four year Children's Health Services initiative.

Australian South Sea Islander health data report
A new report which analyses health and illness patterns in the Australian South Sea Islander population has been published by Queensland Health.

Click here to download Issue 11

Queensland Health Multicultural Services issue 11  

Past issues

Issue 1 - Winter 2009
Issue 2 - Spring 2009
Issue 3 - Summer 2009/10
Issue 4 - Autumn 2010
Issue 5 - Winter 2010
Issue 6 - Spring 2010
Issue 7 - Summer 2010/11
Issue 8 - Autumn 2011
Issue 9 - Winter 2011
Issue 10 - Spring 2011

Subscribe to the newsletter

To subscribe to the Queensland Health Multicultural Services newsletter or to submit a story, please contact the editor (email: multicultural@health.qld.gov.au).


Last updated: 1 October 2013

What's new?

Queensland Health Guideline for multicultural policy implementation
A guideline to assist Hospital and Health Services and Queensland Health to implement the Queensland Multicultural Policy - A multicultural future for all of us effectively.

Health Care Providers' Handbook on Sikh Patients
Aquick-reference tool for health workers to use when caring for Sikh patients. The handbook aims to help health workers understand the religious beliefs and practices of Sikhs that can affect health care.

Health Care Providers' Handbook on Hindu Patients
A quick-reference tool for health workers to use when caring for Hindu patients. The handbook aims to help health workers understand the religious beliefs and practices of Hindus that can affect health care.

Community profiles for health care providers
A series of 18 cultural profiles that aim to assist health care providers to better understand the health beliefs, pre-migration experiences, communication preferences and other aspects of their clients' culture.

Death and hospitalisation rates by country of birth in Queensland
A series of reports which provides an analysis of deaths and hospitalisation rates among Queenslanders based on country of birth.


Complaints about health or other services

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?

It is ok to complain, and there are organisations that are independent of the government that can help you, free of charge.

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