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$4 million investment in health projects for culturally diverse Australians

A joint media release with Senator the Hon. Richard Colbeck, Minister for Aged Care and Senior Australians, Minister for Youth and Sport; and The Hon. Michelle Landry MP, Assistant Minister for Children and Families, Assistant Minister for Northern Australia.

The Hon Greg Hunt MP
Former Minister for Health and Aged Care

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The Morrison Government is investing almost $4 million into a range of projects to improve health outcomes for some of the most culturally diverse Australians.

The funding, to be provided through the National Women’s Health Strategy, National Men’s Strategy and the Child and Youth Health grants, will particularly assist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and those in the community identified as most at risk of poor health outcomes.

Thirty-nine projects across Australia will be funded, with project scopes ranging from mental health support, to improving nutrition, to increasing health literacy in culturally diverse communities.

Other projects include:

  • Innovative public awareness and health promotion initiatives
  • Initiatives to improve health and wellbeing within priority population groups
  • Programs to support parents and carers of young children
  • Training for health professionals and educators to enhance their capacity to support children and young people.

The National Women’s Health Strategy, National Men’s Strategy and the Child and Youth Health grants all form a part of our coordinated national approach to improving health outcomes, particularly those at greatest risk of poor health.

The Morrison Government is committed to investing in projects which deliver the best, most up-to-date health care, to ensure that all Australians, no matter where they live or what their circumstance, can access health and wellbeing programs in their own communities.

Successful applicants under the National Women’s Health Strategy and National Men’s Health Strategy – Health Promotion Grant Opportunity

Organisation Project name State/Territory

CASS Care Ltd

Promoting healthy eating and physical activity in young people from Chinese backgrounds


Central Highlands Association of Neighbourhood Houses

New Pathways for Health


Curtin University

Using sport as a vehicle to address unmet health and well-being needs of disadvantaged overweight and obese men in remote, rural and regional Australia


Family Planning NSW

Know your Health: menarche and menstruation


Marathon Health Ltd

Deadly Murun_garra (Alive) – Aboriginal First Aid Training


Menzies School of Health Research

Co-designing First Language resources to promote metabolic health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women; and

Confident and Healthy Aboriginal Males Program (CHAMP): The development and piloting of a strength-based outreach health promotion program for young Aboriginal males in the Northern Territory


Migration Council Australia

Healthy horizons: Improving health literacy of women from migrant and refugee backgrounds; and

Fathering across cultures – fostering mental health wellbeing among new fathers from migrant and refugee backgrounds


Monash University

EXTEND PREFER: Improving contraceptive health literacy and increasing LARC knowledge, preference, and uptake among women from rural and remote areas, culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds and socioeconomically disadvantaged backgrounds


National Ageing Research Institute Limited

ADAPT: Animating Dementia Prevention in CALD Communities


National Heart Foundation of Australia

Supporting CALD Women’s Hearts


Oz Help Foundation Ltd

Preventative workplace mental health support options for farmers, rural workers and truck drivers: improving wellbeing outcomes and reducing suicide risk


PANDA - Perinatal Anxiety & Depression Australia Inc

Building Awareness and Promoting Mental Health for At Risk Men during the Perinatal Period


Sydney Health Literacy Lab, The University of Sydney

Growing the health literacy skills of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander parents and caregivers


Sydney University Sport and Fitness Ltd

Her Flame Burns Brighter


Syndromes Without A Name (S.W.A.N) Australia

SWAN Easy English Resources Project



The Jean Hailes Foundation

Managing PCOS in Indigenous Communities: a community-led approach


The University of Sydney

Preconception care in priority groups: optimisation and dissemination of an online preconception health self-assessment tool


Wyndham Community & Education Centre Inc

Wyndham Citizen’s Academy – a Walk through Women’s Health; and

Wyndham Citizen’s Academy – a Walk through Men’s Health


Successful applicants under the Child and Youth Health Grant Opportunity

Organisation Project State/Territory

Australasian College of Dermatologists

Improving skin health literacy in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people


Australian Catholic University Limited

D.A.N.C.E - Demonstrating Achievement Through Nurturing Cultural Engagement


Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth Ltd

Building capacity in the regional workforce through an evidence-based trainer program


Curtin University

Milkman: Supporting Rural and remote fathers


Eczema Support Australia Ltd

Eczema School Kit


Flinders University

Supporting the mental health of young people with autism: responding to their perspectives on what works to prevent bullying


Griffith University



Menzies School of Health Research

Challenging harmful gender norms and alcohol consumption through targeted youth focused health promotion strategies in the NT


Murdoch Childrens Research Institute

Empowering Parents Empowering Communities – Building community resilience through a peer-led parenting model


Murdoch University

Deadly Koolinga Chef Program: Kwob mereny, moorditj kaadadjan (good food, wonderful learning)



Developing and testing an intervention to promote sexual health needs of young people with mental ill-health


Rural Health Tasmania Incorporated

RULER - Improving emotional intelligence, resilience and mental health outcomes in rural youth


South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute Limited

Prevention of internalising difficulties in the middle years: Comparing effectiveness of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Children (MBCT-C) to traditional Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).


The University of Newcastle, Australia

DadsPlay2 - Feasibility of a father-child program for children with behavioural difficulties


Telethon Kids Institute

Training Health Providers to work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander LGBTQIA+ youth 


University of Technology Sydney

Examining the implementation of an integrated psychosocial and  physical activity program targeting mental, social and emotional well-being of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander girls: The SISTA program


Wycheproof Community Resource Centre

Buloke Youth Health Expo


Youth & Family Education Resources P/L

The Real Deal - Educating young men about healthy relationships and becoming strong dads


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