Multicultural Health Communication Service - NSW

The NSW Multicultural Health Communication Service (MHCS) was established in 1997 as a result of NSW Health's plan, Health Services for a Culturally Diverse Society (1995). The plan addressed the need for the development of a coordinated statewide approach to providing information about health issues and health services to people who speak languages other than English. MHCS continues to address this need through the development of successful multilingual resources, projects and campaigns aimed at reaching Culturally and Linguistically Diverse communities in NSW.

At the Multicultural Health Communication Service (MHCS), we provide expertise and guidance in developing communication strategies, campaigns, resources and products specifically targeted to culturally and linguistically diverse communities in NSW. Our services are guided by a high-level Advisory Committee and a Multilingual Information Committee.

The Multicultural Health Communication (MHC) Awards were established in 2003 by the NSW Multicultural Health Communication Service (MHCS) and conducted biennially.

MHC Awards recognise excellence in Multilingual health communication across NSW health and health funded non-government organisations (NGOs). This award presented at the Multicultural Health Week Launch.

Information and Resources

Visit the MHCS website for information and multilingual health resources.