Multicultural Perspectives on Health and Wellbeing/Health promotion for CALD groups

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The Australian Health Promotion Association defines health promotion as “the process of enabling people to increase control over the determinants of health and thereby improve their health”; derived from the WHO Ottawa Charter 1986. The priority action areas of the Ottawa Charter are - build healthy public policy; create supportive environments; strengthen community actions; develop personal skills; reorient health; and moving into the future. The community development approach is often required in efforts to empower communities and strengthen community actions in order for communities to effect change for their health and wellbeing. An illustration of strengthening community actions is the Healthy Communities Initiative, a federally funded campaign on obesity and chronic disease prevention for those predominantly outside the paid workforce. The target groups include newly arrived migrants and culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) groups. Health promotion programmes tailored to specific communities, such as CALD groups, are one of the necessary initiatives to respond to the health disparities among groups from different ethnic backgrounds.


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  1. Review of lecture, "Health Promotion for CALD Groups"
  2. Video & discussion (article: ; video:
  3. Readings
  4. Group work

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