EOI open to increase participation in cervical screening for Nepalese and Bangladeshi women

You are invited to participate in a practice support program within the project:

Increasing access and participation in cervical screening for Nepalese and Bangladeshi women in South Eastern Sydney.

You are eligible to participate in this study as you may encounter patients from our target population – Nepalese and Bangladeshi women eligible for cervical screening, and if your General Practice resides within Rockdale or Botany LGAs.

Purpose

The purpose of this project is to explore effective ways to engage and promote women’s health screening in Bangladeshi and Nepalese women to improve rates of participation in the routine screening programs. This will inform future health promotion and prevention initiatives in increasing women’s health screening participation across NSW.

It is anticipated that the evaluation of this project will provide evidence on effectiveness of health promotion and capacity building strategies and approaches that local health services can use to increase cancer screening rates for particularly CALD and low socio-economic communities, and what contributes to their effectiveness.

About the program

The practice support program involves:

  • Exploring your perceptions of practice related access barriers and enablers to participation in cervical cancer screening.
  • Improving the capacity of your practice systems to identify people from the target groups and their cancer screening status and to routinely implement screening recall and reminder systems.
  • Support for providing culturally responsive cancer screening services.
  • Feedback on further opportunities for practice support provided by CESPHN.

For further information or to register your interest by COB 30 April 2017, please email Lauren Walker on l.walker@cesphn.com.au, or call 9330 9941 or fax 9330 9933.