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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 reportsA 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 futurePreventing 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.

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

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Last updated: 1 October 2013

What's new?

Refugee Health Network Queensland

A mechanism to build capacity, partnerships, and facilitate coordination of care across sectors. The website has a range of resources available to assist clinicians working with people from refugee backgrounds.

Health Care Providers' Handbook on Sikh Patients
A quick-reference tool for health workers when caring for Sikh patients.

Health Care Providers' Handbook on Hindu Patients
A quick-reference tool for health workers when caring for Hindu patients.

Community profiles for health care providers
18 cultural profiles assisting health care providers 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

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.