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Close the Gap: Our health, our voice, our choice

22 March, 2019

Did you know that Australia’s Indigenous people on average, die 10 to 17 years earlier than other Australians? The Close the Gap campaign aims to close the health and life expectancy gap between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and non-Indigenous Australians within a generation. The Close the Gap Campaign 2019 report, ‘Our choices, our

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Harmony Week: Everyone Belongs

21 March, 2019

Harmony Week is about inclusiveness, respect and belonging for all Australians, regardless of cultural or linguistic background. Today, almost half of Victorians were either born overseas or have at least one parent who was born overseas. Here in the North, our patients were born in 184 countries, speak 106 languages and follow 90 religions and

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Celebrating World Social Work Day

19 March, 2019

Today we celebrate social workers’ contribution to making a difference to people’s lives, respecting their dignity and rights. This is also an opportunity to recognise the contribution social workers make world-wide, and to acknowledge the great work and achievements of our Social Workers across Northern Health. Associate Director Allied Health, Penelope Vye, said the theme

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Happy Mothers Group: Combining culture and community

18 March, 2019

The Assyrian/Chaldean population mainly displaced from Iraq, make up a large sector of the refugee population in the northern suburbs of Melbourne. Women of refugee backgrounds are at risk of poor maternal and perinatal outcomes and are more likely to have complex health needs. They also face multiple barriers accessing pregnancy care or navigating health

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