Multicultural Health Week 2019: Health Literacy of New and Emerging Communities


Since 2009, the NSW Multicultural Health Communication Service has annually held Multicultural Health Week to raise awareness of health issues experienced by culturally and linguistically diverse communities.

The theme for Multicultural Health Week 2019 is: Health Literacy of New and emerging communities.

New and emerging communities are defined as communities which are:
• Recently settled within the Local Health District, compared with more established culturally and linguistically diverse communities;
• Smaller in resident numbers but with significant increase in the past 5 to 10 years;
• Lacking sufficient infrastructure and resources compared with more established culturally and linguistically diverse communities;
• Experiencing significant barriers in accessing health care and/or poorer health outcomes; and
• Isolated by geographical area.

We have developed poster, video, factsheet and other promotional resources to increase awareness of the variety of health issues affecting culturally and linguistically diverse communities and to promote access to multilingual health information, services and programs.

We invite all communities, health services and organisations to join us for the celebration of Multicultural Health Week 2019.

Multicultural Health Week 2019 Poster

For more info:

http://www.multiculturalhealthweek.com