Multicultural health

Interpreting for Allied Health Professionals Program

Brisbane North PHN has identified a growing need for interpretation services to support multicultural - and in particular - refugee access to allied health professionals and services.

As such, we have collaborated with Brisbane South PHN, to extend and offer their Interpreting for Allied Health Professionals (AHPs) Program, to AHPs in private practice in the North Brisbane and Moreton Bay region.

The program enables registered AHPs to receive FREE access to immediate phone interpreting, pre-booked phone interpreting or on-site interpreting.

To register, please complete the Expression of Interest form and return to refugeehealth@bsphn.org.au.

For more information about the program, please contact Nicole or Andrea from Brisbane South PHN on 07 3864 7580 or email refugeehealth@bsphn.org.au.

Key resources

The following links will provide you with resources to working with people with culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds:

Refugee Health Connect 

This collaborative initiative:

  • is a one point of contact regarding all aspects of refugee health
  • links people from refugee backgrounds to appropriate primary health providers based on the patient’s location, complexity of needs and cultural requirements
  • works closely with community refugee support services, general practices, hospital-based services and primary health networks to ensure timely and appropriate access for this patient population
  • is a partnership between Brisbane North PHN, Brisbane South PHN, the Mater Group and Metro South Hospital and Health Service.

Who can contact Refugee Health Connect?

  • refugee and asylum seeker support agencies
  • health and other service providers.

Contact details

P  07 3864 7580
F  07 3864 7599
E  refugeehealth@bsphn.org.au
W www.refugeehealthnetworkqld.org.au

Refugee Health Network Queensland

Supported by Mater Group and the Queensland Government, the Refugee Health Network Queensland aims to improve the health and well being of people of refugee backgrounds throughout Queensland, through capacity building, partnerships, and facilitating coordination of care across health, settlement agencies, communities, government and non-government sectors. 

The Network offers a comprehensive range of refugee health resources (clinical and administration), translated resources for clients, information about refugee health services in Qld, links to upcoming education, videos of past education, and more.

For more information about the Network, to access resources or subscribe to their e-newsletter, see their website www.refugeehelthnetworkqld.org.au.