Sending the Right Message: ICT use and access for communicating messages of health and wellbeing to CALD communities

O’Mara, Ben, Babacan, Hurriyet, and Borland, Helen (2010) Sending the Right Message: ICT use and access for communicating messages of health and wellbeing to CALD communities. Report. Victoria University, Melbourne.

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[Extract] 'ICT Access and Use for Communicating on Health and Community Wellbeing in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) Communities' was a one year project funded by the Victorian Health Promotion Foundation (VicHealth), and also supported by Victoria University. It sought to understand the challenges and opportunities that groups from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, such as refugee and migrant communities, face in utilising information technologies in relation to messages of health and wellbeing. The project researched community patterns and preferences in the use of information and communication technologies (ICT) for health and wellbeing in order to develop strategies to build more effective ways of using ICT for communication by health service providers with these communities. An overarching aim of the project was to provide a basis for reducing health inequities within CALD communities that arise because of barriers that these communities experience in accessing health promotion materials that are culturally and linguistically accessible and appropriate. This report presents the research findings from the project, and includes: - a literature review - outcomes from interviews and focus groups conducted across three communities and with a range of health service providers - policy and practice options for effective strategies for using ICT to promote health literacy in CALD communities, including options for future use of ICT.

Item ID: 17942
Item Type: Report (Report)
ISBN: 978-1-86272-690-1
Date Deposited: 21 Jan 2013 04:20
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111712 Health Promotion @ 50%
11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111711 Health Information Systems (incl Surveillance) @ 50%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920205 Health Education and Promotion @ 100%
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