NSW Multicultural Health Communication Service (MHCS) celebrated 20 years of working towards better health through better communication for multicultural communities.

The celebration acknowledged the contribution and achievements of MHCS as well as the support of everyone they have worked with in helping culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities in NSW to have access to quality health information in their language.

MHCS was officially established in 1997 by the NSW Ministry of Health and administered by the South Eastern Sydney Local Health District to coordinate state-wide communication strategies with communities who speak a language other than English and a key objective of the service was to develop and establish standards of best practice in communication with these communities.

The Director of the NSW Multicultural Health Communication Service, Peter Todaro has seen the outstanding growth of the service and how it has evolved to delivering innovative evidence-based programs to diverse community groups not just across the state but all over Australia.

“20 years since our humble beginnings, we are now an award-winning agency engaging with CALD communities through creative multiplatform campaigns that successfully reach health targets and we owe this success to the partnerships we’ve developed through the years.”

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MHCS celebrates 20 years