Australia has a large number of people of non-English speaking background
(NESB). The experience of migration (especially for refugees of war), language
barriers and cultural background can influence their health and their engagement with
health services. The influence of language and
culture is reflected in more recent description of these communities as
comprising people of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD)
Search tip: Many government and health condition sites
contain information about issues and programs for NESB people.
Diversity Health Institute Clearinghouse
A central access point for
Australian multicultural health services, resources, research and projects,
training, and events.
Health Australia Policy, research and links on mental health issues affecting NESB people.
Multicultural Health Communication Service
South Eastern Sydney Area Health Service site providing on-line information
sheets in a number of different community languages about common health
National 24 hour translator service
Information from Commonwealth Department of Immigration and Multicultural Affairs on