More than 55,200 people living in South Eastern NSW are from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds. The area has long been a place of settlement for migrants, humanitarian entrants and refugees.
Across the region, there are a number of services and resources available to assist GPs and health professionals with the care of patients from CALD backgrounds.
Resources and factsheets
Illawarra Shoalhaven community groups
Southern NSW region and ACT
Cancer screening videos and resources in multiple languages
To encourage regular cancer screening among culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) populations, a number of 'Screening Saves Lives' videos have been developed for South-East Asian, Nepalese and Bangladeshi communities.
Print resources on cancer screening are available for download in Arabic, Bengali, Chinese (simplified and traditional), Greek, Indonesian, Italian, Korean, Nepali, Spanish, Thai and Vietnamese here.
'Where can I get help when alcohol or drugs are a problem?' - translated videos
Your Room with Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District (LHD) and Illawarra CALD Local Drug Action Team have developed 'Where can I get help when alcohol or drugs are a problem?' videos in multiple languages including Arabic, Burmese, English, Farsi, Karenni, Kirundi, Mandarin and Swahili.
Other translated resources
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