ARC linkage projects
Current projects include:
Reducing health disparities for culturally and linguistically diverse peoples. Dr Lisa Hartley and Professor Baden Offord
Research partners: Associate Professor Alison Reid; Professor Bruce Maycock; Associate Professor Rebecca Guy; Dr Graham Brown; Dr Limin Mao; Dr Roanna Lobo; and Dr Praveena Gunaratnam.
This project aims to develop a greater understanding of migrants and the factors that predict poor health outcomes related to blood-borne viruses and sexually transmitted infections. The delayed access by migrants to healthcare from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds results in late diagnosis, low treatment uptake, and poorer health outcomes, with enhanced risk of infection and increased burden on the health system. The data collected in this project will assist in developing health services to meet these needs.