Collage of HARP activities

Projects for people from culturally & linguistically diverse backgrounds

HIV testing community ambassadors among the Chinese community in St George area were trained as HIV community ambassadors who were also engaged to develop an HIV testing campaign for the local community.  Culturally appropriate materials were designed to reduce HIV related stigma and discrimination and to communicate key HIV prevention and testing messages. The campaign is currently on display in public facilities in the local area. The campaign partners included 3Bridges, Multicultural HIV and Hepatitis Service, ACON, multicultural health and Chinese community NGOs.

We support community-based organisations working with people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds to host viral hepatitis education and screening events in community settings. 

Working in partnership with community agencies, hepatology Clinical Nurse Consultants from SESLHD’s tertiary hospitals, Hepatitis NSW and the Multicultural HIV and Hepatitis Service, we fund and coordinate events that offer in-language education and testing to people born in countries with high prevalence of hepatitis B, in community settings in which they are already comfortable. 

A key event in this program is our presence at the annual St George Migrant Information Day, hosted by Advance Diversity Services and Bayside Council.  We partner with the St George Hospital Liver Clinic and Hepatitis NSW to offer multilingual education and resources, liver health checks and hepatitis B screening to the hundreds of newly arrived migrants who attend this annual event.  

hARP works with a range of partners to deliver sexual health messages and resources to students from overseas living and studying in the local area. Key partners include UNSW, City of Sydney and Study NSW.

The group has been established to coordinate HIV and STI initiatives that target gay men and other homosexually active men from CALD backgrounds in Sydney metropolitan area. The group develop and deliver health campaigns; develop the skills of the workforce to respond better to the needs of this population and support research conducted to support this community.