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This publication was produced by the Federation of Ethnic Communities’ Councils of Australia (FECCA), 2019

Keywords: CALD
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The National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards User Guide for Health Service Organisations Providing Care to People from Migrant and Refugee Backgrounds aims to support health service organisations to implement the NSQHS Standards and provide safe and high-quality care that meets the needs of people from migrant and refugee backgrounds.

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Information brochure about the Older People's Mental Health Service in the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District. Available in the following languages: English and Karen.

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Mental health promotion and prevention strategies for CALD people should primarily  aim to reduce stigma and increase mental health literacy. It is also important to design multicultural mental health promotion and prevention initiatives that focus on the key determinants impacting on CALD communities, and ensure culturally tailored approaches.

This fact sheet was developed by Mental Health in Multicultural Australia (MHiMA), 2014

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Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW): This report explores the use of linked data to report on the health of CALD populations, including it’s benefits, challenges and limitations. It investigates each of the available CALD variables individually, using 3 health outcomes to explore differences between CALD groups within each CALD variable.

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This resource was developed by UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency

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Safety and quality practices underpin all activities undertaken by mental health services. They exist to provide clear, evidence-based pathways for staff to follow to ensure the best quality of care for all consumers. Governance for safety and quality provide mechanisms to safeguard high standards of health care through continual improvement.
 

This fact sheet was developed by Mental Health in Multicultural Australia (MHiMA), 2014

Keywords: Safety, Quality
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Settlement service literacy refers to the ability of migrants to access, understand and critically navigate settlement services. In Australia, increasing numbers of culturally and linguistically diverse migrants require settlement services to assist their transition. However, there are barriers to migrant’s ability to utilise settlement services which are related to their level of settlement service literacy. This review aims to shed light on how settlement service literacy influences new migrant’s utilisation of settlement services, and the consequences that it has for health, wellbeing and sense of belonging.

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Spiritual Health Association is the peak body for spiritual care in the health sector. Spiritual Health Association's focus is on advocacy for and promotion of compassionate, person-centred spiritual care in health services. Spiritual Health Association has a range of resources which can be accessed via their website.  

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