Sending the Right Message : ICT Access and Use for Communicating Messages of Health and Wellbeing to CALD Communities

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O'Mara, Ben, Babacan, Hurriyet and Borland, Helen (2010) Sending the Right Message : ICT Access and Use for Communicating Messages of Health and Wellbeing to CALD Communities. Project Report. Victoria University, Footscray, Victoria.


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.

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9781862726901 (ISBN)

Item type Monograph (Project Report)
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Subjects Historical > FOR Classification > 1005 Communications Technologies
Historical > FOR Classification > 1117 Public Health and Health Services
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > Institute for Community, Ethnicity and Policy Alternatives (ICEPA)
Keywords ResPubID19409, IT, diversity, multiculturalism, migrants, health services, communications, technology
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