About NSW Multicultural Health Week
Multicultural Health Week is a state-wide event held every September in NSW. it has been held annually since 2009 to highlight the importance of language and culture in health services as well as providing an opportunity to raise awareness of health issue facing multicultural communities.
The week is funded by the NSW Ministry of Health and is coordinated by the NSW Multicultural Health Communication Service.
Target groups for Multicultural Health Week include health staff, culturally and linguistically diverse consumers and their communities.
Local Health Districts and other health and social organisations around NSW join the celebrations.
Past themes for Multicultural Health Week include:
- Cancer Screening (2022)
- Health Literacy and Safe Use of Medicines – 2020
- Health Literacy of New and emerging communities – 2019
- Talk. Listen. Ask. for better health – 2018
- Women’s Journey to Good Health – 2017
- Caring for Carers- 2016
- Get involved in your health care – 2015
- Healthy workers – 2014
- Working together for safe, quality care – 2013
- Healthy Kids – 2012
- Health information in your language: the role of libraries – 2011