Visitors are able to attend our facilities in Metro South Health. Please refer to the visiting restrictions for more information.
Find videos and other resources on promoting water and other drinks to people settling in Australia here.
These resources were developed by the Soifua Maloloina (Healthy Living for Samoans) Project Team based in Logan. Members included staff from Metro South Health’s Access and Capacity-building Team and the Voice of Samoan People Inc (VOSP).
This suite of resources was developed in partnership with QUT with extensive consultation with Brisbane African women. The easy English readers were created with the support of TAFE Queensland English Language and Literacy Services (TELLS) and used in their Adult Migrant English Program. For many African women, English is the first language they learn to read. Please note that these resources have been updated in 2015 to be consistent with the new national Infant Feeding Guidelines
Find a range of resources on healthy school lunchboxes for people settling in Australia here.
This suite of resources was created to guide dietitian/nutritionists in providing culturally appropriate and effective services to people from a range of cultural backgrounds. Guides follow the ADIME format and follow the chronological steps in individual case management.
Dietitians can play an important role in supporting the health of individuals from different cultural backgrounds. Culturally responsive dietitians are well positioned to:
To do this, individual dietitians need to develop cultural intelligence and operate in work units that are culturally safe and accessible to clients from all cultural backgrounds. To assist in developing a greater capacity to provide culturally appropriate services, the following assessment tools have been developed:
Metro South Health has a large and vibrant Samoan community. Together with the Voice of the Samoan People and community members, staff of the Access and Capacity-building Team have produced a range of resources tailored for this community:
* Please note that these resources should only be used by dietitians so that clients can receive advice on all their individual dietary requirements.
These resources provide information about the food and food practices of selected communities settled in Brisbane (Australia). They also provide general information on traditional greetings and etiquette, a general background on their country and their health profile in Australia. For readers who are involved in nutrition education, there is also a section on culturally appropriate ways to approach this.