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Effective Sexual Health Communication with People from CaLD Backgrounds

Friday 23rd June, 2022 

9am - 12:30pm

Novotel Langely Hotel, Perth or Online

This workshop is run in collaboration with the Community of Practice for Action on HIV and Mobility.

Health literacy relates to how people access, understand, and use health information in ways that benefit their health. People with low health literacy are at higher risk of poorer health outcomes. In Australia, it is reported that people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CaLD) backgrounds have lower health literacy compared to the general population. This workshop aims to upskill those working with people from CaLD backgrounds to develop culturally appropriate resources and engage people from CaLD backgrounds with health messages.

This workshop involves presentations of the MiBSS Study and resources created by Sexual Health Quarters. This will be followed by a skills-building workshop facilitated by Dr Linda Portsmouth, health promotion and public health communication specialist, Senior Lecturer and researcher at the Collaboration for Evidence, Research and Impact in Public Health, School of Population Health, Curtin University.

This workshop is recommended for those working with CaLD backgrounds (such as youth workers, community service providers, nurses, clinicians, health promotion officers, and project officers). Morning tea is provided. Participants can choose to attend this workshop online or in person.

Please note:

  • Registration for this event is an expression of interest (EOI) and does NOT guarantee you a place in this workshop. Places are strictly limited. Preferences will be given to applicants working in the WA sexual health and blood-borne virus sector.

  • You will be contacted by Friday, June 10 regarding your EOI outcome.

  • Catering is provided. Please advise your dietary requirements in the registration form.

  • This workshop is part of the SiREN Symposium. Please visit for more information. Attendance at the SiREN Symposium is not required to attend the workshop.

This workshop is made possible by the WA Department of Health, Sexual Health and Blood-Borne Virus Program.

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