Improving migrant and refugee health literacy and accessibility

This month we highlight True’s Culturally Responsive Health (CRH) Project Officer, Dulcie Paina. Dulcie supports the CRH team’s objective to improve migrant and refugee health literacy and accessibility to reproductive and sexual health services.

Dulcie provides customer service and administration support and contributes to CRH's health literacy programs. She is currently studying a Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling (Relationships), which she hopes will strengthen her skills and offer True’s customers further support.

Improving migrant Image

“Women where I am originally from were often treated very poorly. I am very happy to be part of a workforce that is empowering women, making informed choices to be themselves and be happy about who they are,” Dulcie says.
The best part about Dulcie’s work is meeting and getting to know new people within diverse community groups. Her goal is to make a positive difference to people's lives.

In 2020, Dulcie engaged with 15 different community members to translate a resource ‘Your Body Your Choice’ into the Papua New Guinean (PNG) language, Tok Pisin. The translated resource was positively received by PNG women and acknowledged as the first ever health resource to be translated into PNG Tok Pisin in Queensland. Well done Dulcie!

For more details about CRH's work, visit the page here.