The SLHD Diversity Programs and Strategy Hub (DPASHub), of which the Multicultural HIV and Hepatitis Service (MHAHS) is a part, has moved to a new office at Forest Lodge.
The move, for the first time, brings four units of SLHD Population Health - the Executive Unit, DPASHub, Health Promotion Unit, and the HIV and Related Programs Unit - under one roof.
Aimed at promoting collaboration among the services, this move brings fresh perspectives and provides new opportunities for growth and innovation.Our new address is Level 1, 300 Bridge Road, Forest Lodge, NSW 2037.
Starting 19 October, the campaign is reminding people of the need to get tested for hepatitis B during the COVID-19 pandemic.
People from Arabic, Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese-speaking communities in NSW are urged to find out if they have hepatitis B by asking their doctor for a test.
The state-wide campaign will run for a month across ethnic newspaper, radio and social media outlets to communicate a simple message: Are you living with hepatitis B? Find Out. Get Tested.
The year-long campaign promotes hepatitis B testing and treatment services in the community.
A multilingual resource toolkit, which includes the campaign resources and guidelines for use is available on the campaign webpage.
A survey has been launched to develop a greater understanding of how overseas-born people living in Australia think and act in relation to sexually transmissible infections (STIs) and blood-borne viruses (BBVs).
STIs and BBVs affect all people living in Australia. Finding out more about the knowledge, attitudes and behaviours of migrant communities will help determine whether Australian health services are meeting their needs and what improvements can be made.
This study is being led by Curtin University in Western Australia in partnership with universities and community organisations in other states including NSW.
People born in South-East Asia, North-East Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa and living in New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Victoria or Western Australia are encouraged to complete the survey. You don’t have to give your name, which means your information cannot be identified.
The survey is available here.
For further information, please visit the website of the project.
People from diverse communities are being urged to get tested for hepatitis B as part of the 2020 World Hepatitis Day campaign by the Diversity Hub’s Multicultural HIV and Hepatitis Service. The Are you living with hepatitis B? Find Out. Get Tested campaign aims to raise awareness of hepatitis B testing and treatment in Arabic-speaking, Chinese-speaking, Korean and Vietnamese communities living in NSW.
World Hepatitis Day rightly refocuses our attention to viral hepatitis work and urges communities to take care of their health by asking their doctor for a hepatitis B test, according Barbara Luisi, Director of the Diversity Programs and Strategy Hub.
“We have made a lot of progress towards eliminating viral hepatitis from the world. While COVID-19 has had an impact on most essential services, we have also worked hard and adapted how we promote our hepatitis B testing and treatment services in the community,” said Ms Luisi.
Funded by the NSW Ministry of Health, the Are you living with hepatitis B? Find Out. Get Tested campaign features multilingual print and digital resources developed in consultation with communities urging them to get tested for hepatitis B.
The campaign will run across key community print media and radio with promotions across relevant social media channels.