The Partnership seeks to develop a policy framework and specific strategies
We apply a strategic and holistic approach, and provide focus on clinicians and health care professionals, and on community and health care consumers.
Our goal is to work collaboratively to enable the implementation of niche good practice models in culturally appropriate care across all health care settings.
The Partnership recognises that migrant and refugee women experience unique cultural barriers to equitable access to health care services. Improving migrant and refugee women’s health and wellbeing experiences and outcomes will require support and empowerment strategies allowing women to increase their health literacy and health system knowledge, and become confident and informed consumers of health care services.
Further, delivering health care services that meet the needs and aspirations of migrant and refugee women cannot take place without clinicians who can provide culturally appropriate, equitable and competent care. This includes the capacity of the workforce to understand the determinants of migrant and refugee women’s health and wellbeing, and to work effectively with women and patients from diverse cultural, linguistic and religious backgrounds, and ensuing diverse health and wellbeing perspectives and behaviours.
The Partnership’s objectives include:
- Identifying good policy and practice that support cultural capability in health care;
- Promoting cultural consideration in health care and developing recommended standards;
- Supporting practitioners and health care services through tools and resources;
- Working collaboratively to enhance targeted communication and outreach in health literacy and health promotion; and
- Informing broader health and social policy debate, and contributing to evidence development and research.
We seek to consolidate the knowledge and expertise of the field, and reduce fragmentation of effort by promoting coalition building and cooperation among clinicians and health practitioners, community, health care services, and government agencies.