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June 2016 Newsletter Edition

eCALD® 8th News Edition

This edition reminds you about the CALL FOR ABSTRACTS for the forthcoming International Asian and Ethnic Minority Health and Wellbeing Conference and brings to you information about the newly launched NZ Health Strategy, the latest issue of the Asian Health Review, news from the Cross-Cultural Interest group, new publications, a new migrant service, Chinese Families Autism Support Group, translated brochures and video resources.


CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: 6th International Asian and Ethnic Minority Health and Wellbeing Conference [September 2016]

DON’T MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY TO SHOWCASE YOUR INITIATIVES OR RESEARCH. The conference is an opportunity for health practitioners, service providers, service managers, policy makers, researchers, community leaders and students to share knowledge and experience in dealing with the health issues of Asian and ethnic minority populations. There will be a mixture of invited international and local speakers, featured sessions, workshops, oral and poster presentations. Oral or poster submissions are open now and will be closing on Friday, 24 June 2016.

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Asian Child Unintentional Injury

Asian Child Unintentional Injury [Factsheet, 2016]

This factsheet gives New Zealand unintentional injury death and hospitalisation figures for Asian children between 0 and 14 years old. It shows leading causes and gives suggestions for interventions. It is available as a download.


NZ Health Strategy

New Zealand Health Strategy [2016]

The New Zealand’s new Health Strategy was launched on 18 April 2016. It refreshes the previous strategy developed in 2000 to provide high level direction for the New Zealand health system over the ten years from 2016 to 2026 and a roadmap of actions over the next five years to make the strategy happen. Under Action 2, the Strategy cites the need to “build cultural competence in the system to reflect New Zealand’s cultural diversity”. Action 7 cites the need to “Work with health professionals to develop a single competency framework which includes cultural competence, for all prescribers in New Zealand”.


Asian Health Review Issue 16

Asian Health ReviewTM Issue 16 [2016]

This issue focuses on the health and wellbeing of Asian youth in New Zealand. The highlights from this issue include a) Is school connectedness associated with violence?; b) Health and wellbeing of New Zealand secondary school students; c) Physical activity in Asian and Anglo-Australian adolescents; and d) factors affecting tobacco smoking amongst Asian youth in New Zealand.


Anxiety NZ

Anxiety New Zealand Trust Psychological Services in Mandarin

Anxiety New Zealand Trust is pleased to offer psychological services in Mandarin and English. The services include therapy and support for children, adolescents and adults experiencing stress, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, depression and other anxiety related issues.

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Disability Connect

Chinese Families Autism Support Group Meeting [21st June 2016]

The Parent and Family Resource Centre (trading as Disability Connect) is delighted to announce the Chinese Autism Support group meeting for this month.

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NZ Health System

The New Zealand Health System brochures in multiple languages

Auckland Regional Public Health Service has developed very useful brochures about New Zealand Health System in English, Arabic, Spanish and Burmese languages.


NZ Health & Disability System

The New Zealand Health & Disability System - Video Resources in English and Mandarin

Most new migrants lack understanding of health and disability system in New Zealand. To address this issue, Auckland DHB and Waitemata DHB have jointly produced video resources presenting information about the New Zealand health and disability system in both Mandarin and English languages to improve migrants’ awareness and access.

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Cross Cultural Newsletter

Cross-Cultural Newsletter: Cultural and Psychological Challenges in Medical Rehabilitation: Case study and Expert Panel Discussion [2016]

Dr John Davison, Ashok Malur, Sunil Dath and Angelina Mao in Auckland provided a talk to the Auckland Cross-Cultural Interest Group, hosted by Dr Sai Wong on 26th April 2016. The session discussed medical rehabilitation and the challenges encountered; how Western models of rehabilitation could be applied to clients from another culture. Find out more from the discussion summary or request a copy of the DVD or the power-point presentation.


HIV/STI and Health Promotion

Views about HIV/STI and health promotion among gay and bisexual Chinese and South Asian men living in Auckland, New Zealand [2016]

This is the first study in New Zealand looking at ethnic minority gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (MSM)! The aim of this study was to identify some of the ways Chinese and South Asian MSM talk about and understand issues related to HIV/STI and health promotion, as well as highlighting health promoting behaviors.


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