New reports from the Victorian Refugee Health Network

The Victorian Refugee Health Network recently release two new reports exploring experiences using health services and new approaches to engaging and supporting GPs.

Talking about health and experiences of using health services with people from refugee backgrounds documents the findings from consultations with 115 individuals and groups across Victoria. The findings identified a range of issues impacting on the health and service access of people from refugee background, including people seeking asylum.

Engaging and supporting general practice in refugee health describes two years of work in developing and trialling an approach to facilitating change in general practices working with people from refugee backgrounds. A suite of resources to assist in the engagement of general practices in refugee health were co-created and trialled and the report documents this process and the key findings.