Victorian Refugee Health Network

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Victorian Refugee Health Network…….
Victorian Refugee Health Network
Established in 2007 to bring together health, community and
settlement services to build their capacity to provide more
accessible and appropriate healthcare for people of refugee
backgrounds.
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Victorian Refugee Health Network
Initial health assessment and care: ………
 GP working group
 Access to specialist services
Oral health – current capacity building project
Asylum seeker health
Rural & Regional services – roundtable next year
Sexual & Reproductive health – roundtable this year, practice forum
next year
 Maternal health & wellbeing – research being undertaken
 Next year – mental health
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Foundation House
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© VFST 2011
Victorian Refugee Health Network
Foundation House
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© VFST
Priority access for community health services
Community health priority tools – identify refugees as one of a number
of groups who have priority access to community health services
 http://www.health.vic.gov.au/pch/downloads/community_health_prio
rity_tools.pdf
Oral health – identifies refugees and asylum seekers as being a priority
access group and fee waiver
 http://www.health.vic.gov.au/dentistry/public-dental-system.htm
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