Our Story

The NSW Multicultural Health Communication Service (MHCS) was established in 1997 as a result of NSW Health's plan, Health Services for a Culturally Diverse Society (1995). The plan addressed the need for the development ofaco-ordinated statewide approach toprovide information about health issues and health services to people who speak languages other than English. Our services today continue to address this need through the development of successful multilingual resources, projects and campaigns aimed at reaching CALD communities in NSW. [hyperlink bolded words]

What We Do

Our key function is to provide expertise and guidance in developing communication strategies, campaigns, resources and products specifically targeted to culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities in NSW


MHCS Staff Profile

Lisa WoodlandMichael Camit

Lisa Woodland

Lisa has extensive experience in service development, research and management of multicultural and refugee health services and programs. Lisa has been the recipient of a number of prestigious awards including NSW Health Innovations Awards for Building Partnerships and the Premier’s Public Sector Award for Delivering Quality Customer Services.

Lisa was also a finalist for the 2013 Individual Excellence and Achievement Premier's Award.

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Michael Camit

Marketing and Communications Manager

Michael has over 20 years of experience in developing, conceptualising and implementing multilingual health communication campaigns that have won national multicultural marketing awards and has published in the area of multicultural social marketing.

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Jesusa HelaratneRajan Manickarajah

Media Manager

Jess has over 11 years experiencerunningmulticulturalhealthcampaigns. As an award-winning broadcast journalist for 13 years, Jess brings expert knowledge to her role having worked with news organisations such as CNN, SBS and ARD German TV.

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Rajan Manickarajah
Systems Manager

Rajan has been working close to 20 years at NSW Health and has expert knowledge of information technology within the health system and 10 years’ experience in photography and videography also been managing the MHCS translating service for 7 years.

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Sam ShenCaroline Chen

Sam Shen
Senior Project Officer

Sam has over 6 years extensive experience in running health campaigns bringing her valuable knowledge on commercial marketing having worked with companies such as Coca Colaand Kimberley-Clark.

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Caroline Chen
Translations / Project Officer

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Cecilia George

Cecilia George

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Office location

Building 41
Old Gladesville Hospital

Punt Road
Gladesville NSW 2111 Australia

Postal address NSW Multicultural Health Communication Service
Locked Mail Bag No. 5003,
Gladesville NSW 2111 Australia
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Phone Number 02 87535047
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