multicultural and health services
|Multicultural Affairs Queensland|
|Settlement services locator|
|Multicultural contacts in Queensland Health|
There are a number of government and non-government services that can assist health workers to care for patients from a culturally and linguistically diverse background.
Refugee Health Queensland provides humanitarian entrants to Queensland with:
- standard health assessments, including public health screening and catch-up vaccination
- coordination of short term health management with additional support for complex cases
- supported referral to existing services for continuing care, in particular, general practitioners.
Multicultural Affairs Queensland (MAQ) is responsible for promoting positive community relations and providing advice on multicultural issues, coordinating multicultural policy development and planning across the Queensland Government.
MAQ publishes the Queensland Multicultural Resource Directory which provides a comprehensive listing of more than 1500 key organisations with an ethnic community focus in Queensland.
Topics include: health services, aged care, child care, counselling, refugee services and community groups.
The Department of Immigration and Citizenship has an online database of settlement services which can be searched by entering a postcode or suburb.
Links to multicultural organisations and further information about multicultural and health services.
Contacts within Queensland Health who have a specific focus on multicultural health issues.