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eCALD Newsletter 20: July 2017

Wednesday, July 19, 2017   Posted in: Resources and Information By: Administrator With tags: newsletter, migrants, health, resources, research

Kia ora and welcome to the 20th edition.

eCALD® Research Commentary [8th Edition]

The focus in this edition is on Stroke and Asian communities.

Compared to New Zealand Europeans, Maori, Pacific and Asian people are at 1.5 to 3 times greater risk of ischaemic stroke and intracerebral haemorrhage. Stroke is a time-critical illness and faster diagnosis and treatment saves lives and quality of life.

At present not enough people in Asian communities recognise a stroke when it occurs and too few know how vital it is to call an ambulance.

South-Asian adults (Indian, Fiji Indian, Sri Lankan, Afghani, Bangladeshi, Nepalese and Pakistani) aged 40-60 years are among  the key audiences for the FAST campaign, as research shows the disproportionate effect of stroke in these communities. The campaign delivered by the Ministry of Health, Stroke Foundation and the Health Promotion Agency, encourages people to learn the signs of stroke and to ring 111.

Asian Health Review Issue 20

Highlights of this July issue include:

  • The challenge of diabetes in ageing and diverse populations.
  • Elderly patient, family and nurse perspectives on quality of life.
  • Suicide in the aging Chinese population.
  • Sleep correlates of depression and anxiety in elderly Asians.

Don’t miss out!

Example of a Communication Card from the Auckland DHB.Communication Cards in Multiple Languages

The Auckland DHB have developed and made available Communication Cards in 12 languages: Arabic, Burmese, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), English, French, Hindi, Korean, Maori, Russian, Samoan, Tongan, Vietnamese.

Sport Auckland Green Prescription

Green Prescription is a referral based health and wellness programme for adults 18 years and over who would like support and motivation to get active and improve their lifestyle.

For eligible or referred clients, who are not able to speak in English or have limited English proficiency, a free translator will be arranged for the initial consultation.

Fact sheets are available in English, Chinese (Traditional), Korean, Hindi, and Punjabi languages.

Chinese Families Autism Support Group Meeting in Auckland

Disability Connect is pleased to announce the Chinese Families Autism Support group meeting on 25th July 2017.

CEO at Disability Connect Lisa Martin will be delivering a topic about Individualised Funding including Respite in English and it will be interpreted into Mandarin. All Chinese and Asian families raising a child with autism or other disability are welcome to this meeting.

Please inform as many parents as possible about this meeting. RSVP is required.


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CALD refers to culturally and linguistically diverse groups who are migrants and refugees from Asian, Middle Eastern, Latin American and African (MELAA) backgrounds.

This eCALD Newsletter is produced by the eCALD Service at the Waitemata DHB.

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