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Health literacy in multicultural environments is a two-way street

24 September, 2018

Attaching health literacy to the National Health Survey makes Australia the first country in the world to fully and comprehensively get a baseline of our country’s health literacy, using a tool that was actually developed in Melbourne. A keen supporter of Northern Health in our efforts to improve quality of care, Professor of Public Health, Richard Osborne

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Teddy Bear Hospital: Today’s the day…

17 September, 2018

It’s Teddy Bear Hospital today at Northern, with our youngest community members and patients, together with Melbourne University medical students, checking up on their teddy bears. The Teddy Bear Hospital is a unique educational program established and actively run by volunteer medical, nursing, physiotherapy, optometry and dentistry students of the University of Melbourne. Northern Hospital hosts the

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Breaking Through the Barriers: Family Violence Forum

13 September, 2018

Family violence has been identified as a major health issue. Vulnerable populations are more at risk of being a victim/survivor of family violence. People who identify with these vulnerable patient groups face increased barriers to disclosing family violence, and accessing specialist support services. Vulnerable populations include Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, LGBTI+, Rural and Regional,

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Racing for Research

13 September, 2018

On Saturday 8 September, Northern Health Foundation Patron Bev Carman hosted the annual Northern Health Foundation Race Day at the Kilmore Racing Club. As a long standing supporter of Northern Health, Bev is passionate about improving the health of her community and has a circle of dedicated supporters who assist in setting up the event.

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