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CALD Cancer Screening Project – University of Melbourne

The University of Melbourne, the Multicultural Centre for Women’s Health, Centre for Culture, Ethnicity & Heath and VCS Foundation are undertaking a project to understand how culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) groups engage in breast, bowel and cervical Screening Programs. Findings from this study will lead to the development of more effective communication tools and initiatives to improve participation among under-screened CALD groups. This project is funded by the Commonwealth Department of Health.

We would like to invite multicultural organisations and bicultural workers who are working with any language or cultural group across Australia to participate in an interview (by phone or internet zoom, skype etc.). The interview will take about 45 minutes.

In this interview, we want to talk about how culturally and linguistically diverse community groups engage with health-related services, particularly preventative health services, such as cancer screening. We want to know more about what kind of communication messages and resources are preferred by communities, and how best to develop effective messages to promote participation in screening programs.

Everyone that we interview will be reimbursed with a $65.00 Gift card. We intend to carry out interviews between the 24th of August and the 14th of September. The interviews will be recorded with permission.

At this stage we are only collecting interest from potential participants. Participation in this study is completely voluntary, and participants can withdraw at any time.

If you would like to find more about this study, please email or call Nicola Creagh, research assistant at the University of Melbourne on n.creagh@unimelb.edu.au0466 493 401.

For more information about CEH please contact:
Toula Elefsiniotis, Lead Communications & Campaigns at: toulae@ceh.org.au