The Western Bulldogs Sons and Daughters of the West are successful community health-based programs. However, to date, limited information has been captured about how to effectively engage women and men from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds who are in need of preventative health interventions.

To foster healthier and stronger communities, this project will pilot an innovative approach to better understand how to effectively engage CALD communities in Melbourne’s West, reflecting cultural and community values.

This research will:

  • develop consultation practices to engage CALD community members
  • identify barriers and enablers of participation in community health-based programs
  • pilot a series of Western Bulldogs place-based health and wellbeing promotion programs for hard-to-reach community groups
  • produce recommendations to inform CALD Engagement Guidelines for future Sons and Daughters of the West programs
  • advance community organisational capability to develop and deliver effective health-based programs for CALD communities.

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