About NSW Multicultural Health Week

In 2009, NSW Multicultural Health Communication Service initiated Multicultural Health Week, an annual statewide campaign that aims to raise awareness of health issues facing people from CaLD communities in NSW.

Delivered on behalf of the NSW Ministry of Health, Multicultural Health Week is an umbrella initiative with events held by a wide range of health and social community-based services.

Multicultural Health Week is aligned with the vision and principles outlined in the:

  • NSW Health Policy and Implementation Plan for Healthy Culturally Diverse Communities (2012-2016)
  • Multicultural NSW Act 2007 which requires NSW Health to report annually on the implementation of a NSW Health Multicultural Health Plan, and the        Multicultural Policies and Services Program Framework which requires biennially reporting to Multicultural NSW.