Multicultural Health Week is on again for 2012 celebrating Healthy Kids from Monday
3 September to Monday 10 September 2012.
The NSW Multicultural Health Communication Service is pleased to be collaborating
with the NSW Ministry of Health, Clinical Excellence Commission, Multicultural Networks
and Directors, and SBS on this important initiative.
This year’s theme Healthy Kids reinforces the importance of a good start for children
from multicultural backgrounds by:
- Choosing more fruit and vegetables
- Choosing water to drink
- Being active
- Washing your hands
It also acknowledges that the factors that influence the health of culturally, religiously
and linguistically diverse background people may have a greater impact on children,
who are more vulnerable because of their age and dependence on adults.
Recently arrived migrant children face a range of barriers to accessing health services,
including: their parents/carers limited understanding and knowledge of the NSW health
care system, and potentially hidden health vulnerabilities resulting from the lack
of health screening and immunisation provided in their originating countries.
Families, children and young people are identified as a priority population inthe
NSW Health Policy and Implementation Plan for Healthy Culturally Diverse Communities
Multicultural Health Week is a week that reminds NSW health services and culturally
and linguistically diverse communities of the importance of providing equitable
access to information and resources to Australians whose first language may not
Updates on activities and events on Multicultural Health Week 2012 coming in September.