Health for refugees and asylum seekers

SEMPHN is committed to the values of acceptance and equitable access to healthcare. We offer the following resources to support community members, frontline staff, healthcare providers and general practice staff who work with refugees and asylum seekers.


Training videos

The following are informative videos for people working and interested in refugee and asylum seeker health.

Jacqui McBride from Monash Health discusses detailed aspects of Refugee Health, care pathway options and organisations that can support case workers and health workers delivering services in this space.

Jayne Birkett from the City of Greater Dandenong discusses refugee training for caseworkers and health providers.

Dr Mark Timlin from Monash Health discusses primary care and communicable diseases.


Information and contacts


Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS) National


Culture


Healthcare specific information

Healthcare Assessment and Medicare

Mental Health

  • ATAPS provides short-term, focused psychological strategies with an allied mental health practitioner (Psychologist, Mental Health Social Worker, Mental Health Occupational Therapist, Mental Health Nurse, or Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health Worker) who is registered with SEMPHN to provide ATAPS treatment.
  • Beyondblue translated resources
  • Victorian Refugee Health Network has an extensive refugee health assessment based on best practice evidence and expert consultation.
  • Mental Health in Multicultural Australia

Immunisation

Infectious Disease

Vitamin D

Diabetes Health

  • The National Diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS) multicultural diabetes portal
    • The multicultural diabetes portal provides health professionals with a broad range of translated diabetes resources relating to managing diabetes and living well in a wide variety of languages.

Learn about your medicines

  • National prescribing service - learn about your medicines fact sheet in English and 10 other languages
    • Languages include: Arabic, Chinese, Croatian, Greek, Italian, Korean, Macedonian Spanish and Vietnamese.

Resources

The following is a list of resources for health professionals and refugee and asylum seekers to help access healthcare in the community, including after-hours. It’s also a good place to start if you’d like to increase your understanding of refugee and asylum seeker experiences.


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Training

Fellowship Preparation: KFP

External events
Saturday, 25 November 2017
9:00 - 15:00
Wantirna Health
General Practitioner

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