Culturally and linguistically diverse migrant mothers are more likely to experience lower levels of access to health care. This project, funded by Healthdirect Australia and conducted in Sydney Local Health District, aims to increase equity of access to information and health care for non-English speaking migrant mothers.
Mark Harris, Jane Lloyd, Elizabeth Harris
By redesigning the recruitment and delivery of parenting interventions through cultural co-design, these interventions will have higher attendance from migrant mothers. This will lead to better access to health information, services and social support.
To improve access to appropriate healthcare and information for new migrant families (Bangla or Mandarin speaking) and their newborn babies (0-1 years), by developing and piloting a health literacy program delivered to migrant mothers in language.
Based on the evidence identified from the literature review and expert opinions, a program will be developed to improve access to health care for migrant mothers and their children. Development will occur through a co-design process involving BCRs, Child and Family Health nurses, researchers and other relevant staff. This program will then be implemented and a pre/post intervention evaluation will be conducted.
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Sydney Local Health District