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eCALD® celebrating 15th anniversary – new website, milestones and prizes to win!

We are delighted to celebrate our 15-year milestone, with a brand new website showcasing our comprehensive range of digital CALD courses and resources, our performance and our history of milestones and achievements. As part of our celebration, we will be offering prizes between October 2020 to June 2021. 

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59th Edition

Information about upcoming events and new resources and projects related to CALD migrants and refugees

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New!! CVD Risk Assessment and Management Guidelines for Primary Care

The Ministry of Health has published new cardiovascular disease risk assessment and management guidelines for primary care.

Training for "Interpreting remotely in the healthcare setting" for interpreters

eCALD® has launched a set of guidelines and training for interpreters since 2nd April 2020. The following guidelines and practical skills training provide understanding and knowledge on how to interpret effectively when interacting remotely with health practitioners and clients.

Guidelines and training for "Working with remote interpreters" for health practitioners

eCALD® has rolled out a set of guidelines and training for practitioners on 27th March 2020.  The following guidelines and training provide essential knowledge and practical skills on how to provide effective remote services to non-English speaking clients when engaging a remote interpreter over the telephone or video conferencing.

Chinese Families Autism Support Group [Tuesday 17th March 2020]

The Parent and Family Resource Centre (trading as Disability Connect) is delighted to announce the Chinese Families Autism Support Group meeting in March.

eCALD® Cross-cultural interest group news: “Developments in psychopharmacology”

Our sincere appreciation to our amazing presenter from India, Chittaranjan Andrade M.D., for his generosity to take time out of his busy schedule to come to New Zealand to share with us his expertise in clinical psychopharmacology and his extensive research in this area, which have won him numerous international and national awards.

The 100 Most-Spoken Languages in the World

Human beings have so many ways to express themselves.

Mandarin and English languages are the most-spoken languages in the world. There are more than 7,000 regularly spoken vernaculars in the world.

RASNZ Symposium 2020 – Save the date!

Refugee Resettlement in New Zealand – Future Horizons

Coronavirus (COVID-19) translated resources

The Auckland Regional Public Health Services (ARPHS) have published Coronavirus (COVID-19) translated resources on their website for sharing with Asian and ethnic communities.

ACMA Conference 2020

Overcoming barriers to Asian health

Resources on palliative care in multiple languages

The Palliative Outcomes Initiative (POI) Community of Care – Auckland’s Specialist Hospices is an Auckland wide approach to primary palliative care. The project team has been producing resources on palliative care in multiple languages for access by primary health sector including general practices and aged residential facilities.

Quota Refugee Health Services Model from July 2020

The New Zealand government announced in September 2018 an increase in the annual refugee quota to 1,500 from July 2020. As a result of this quota increase, the delivery of government funded health services for quota refugees will change from July 2020.

The New Zealand Atlas of Population Change

This Atlas is produced by the University of Waikato as part of a broader research programme looking at the changing composition of New Zealand's population: Capturing the Diversity Dividend of Aotearoa/New Zealand (CaDDANZ).