Refugee Health Research Centre (LaTrobe)

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A study of how resettled youth with refugee backgrounds access, interpret and implement sexual health information
15 Dec 2008

This study identifies issues that are specific to young people with refugee backgrounds, due to their experiences of forced migration and displacement and to the challenges of the post-migration context in Australia.


1 Oct 2007

This study found that current Australian policy and practices lack adequate consideration of health and welfare issues for seriously ill asylum seekers at all stages of the asylum process. In addition, it found that the asylum process in Australia contributes to the deterioration of the...


31 Jul 2007

Asylum seekers go through an extensive assessment process in Australia. Those who are found not to be refugees are removed from Australia by process of law. For those who are seriously ill, removal is a particularly distressing event, leading to a future heavy with the...


An analysis of hospital admissions between 1998/99 and 2003/04 from the Victorian Admitted Episodes Dataset
15 Sep 2006

This report is one of the first to investigate acute health care service utilisation amongst a population from a refugee background in Australia. It compares hospital admissions and related outcomes between Victorian residents born in a number of refugee-source countries and those born in Australia....


A study conducted by the Refugee Health Research Centre, La Trobe University for the Department of Human Services, Victoria
15 Dec 2005

The findings of this research are intended to provide policy makers, service providers and organisations working with refugees, with an overview of the broad issues affecting refugee seniors as well as detailed information on the needs of specific communities in Victoria.

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30 Aug 2011

Between 2008 and 2010, the SettleMEN study followed a cohort of 233 recently arrived men from refugee backgrounds living in urban and regional areas of South East Queensland with the aim of documenting their health and settlement experiences. This report presents the key findings of...

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