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  1. Successful Partnership projects with CALD communities My Tien Lam - GHS Terry Lazzarotto - KBPCP

  2. Participating in Groups is good for your Health www.kingstonbaysidepcp.org.au

  3. The Plan • Problem gambling strategy and Project background • Partnerships and planning • How to work effectively with CALD community • Case study-Hard to reach target group • Conclusion

  4. Victoria’s Problem Gambling Strategy 2006/07 - 2010/11 ‘Taking Action on Problem Gambling’ “is an integrated approach to consumer protection and to the prevention, early intervention and treatment of gambling related harm.” 7 Action Areas including: Area 1. Building Better Treatment Services Area 3. Promoting Healthy Communities

  5. Health Issues Problem Gambling Determinants Personal issues Social isolation Depression Language Cultural barriers

  6. Project background GHS South East Asian Women’s program Aims: • Increase knowledge on Problem Gambling (PG) and Responsible Gambling (RG) • Increase awareness of GH & local services • Increase social connections

  7. KBPCP Organisational Structure Management Committee Health Promotion Committee Problem Gambling Steering Committee

  8. Partnerships and planning Mutual aims: • Improve the community’s knowledge of both RG and PG • Raise awareness about Gambler’s Help Southern services • Address underlying health needs • Provide the community with an opportunity to establish social connections

  9. Project Steering Committee • Strong existing partnership • Connections and relationships with CALD community • Consolidated approach in health promotion intervention to address problem gambling • Clear distinction of roles and responsibilities • Respectful relationship / Openness

  10. How to work effectively with CALD community Community participation/ consultation: • Consultation with community leaders: • Project proposal • Trust building • Support to access community groups • Promotion of programs • Consultation with the target community: • Input relevant to their needs • Gender sensitivity

  11. How to work effectively with CALD Community … • Steering committee - Health and Wellbeing program • Venues - accessible • Provision of interpreter (gender sensitivity) • Hospitality • Flexibility to be responsive to the needs of the community

  12. Evaluation- How do we know success??? • Pre and post session evaluation forms • Direct feedback • Qualitative methods more desirable

  13. Increased Knowledge

  14. Evaluation- How do we know success??? • I had little knowledge but now I have better understanding and knowledge of this topic and better way to help myself, family and friends that fall in this category. Thank you! • I will share this information with everyone I know. This is another vital important information for our community. From a session on Gambling

  15. Hard to Reach Target Group: Multicultural Men • Gap identified • Approach to target group • Consultation with community leaders & community members • Program plan

  16. Hard to Reach Target Group: Multicultural Men The program is a useful vehicle to: • Tap into neglected group to provide health information • Break through cultural barriers / denial / disregard PG as an issue within group

  17. How to evaluate partnership projects • Evaluation process • On-going • End of projects • Feedback

  18. ConclusionKey success factors • Strong partnership • Community engagement • Program / Community’s needs • Flexibility / Interpreter service / Gender sensitivity • Hospitality / Staff friendliness

  19. Thank you www.kingstonbaysidepcp.org.au Health Promotion>Projects