This Report has been commissioned by the Victorian Health Promotion Foundation (VicHealth) and prepared in partnership with the La Trobe Refugee Health Research Centre, La Trobe University; The McCaughey Centre, VicHealth Centre for the Promotion of Mental Health and Community Wellbeing, University of Melbourne; and the Victorian Foundation for Survivors of Torture (VFST) as a contribution to ongoing discussion about regional and rural refugee resettlement policy, strategies and choices.
The report’s aims are to:
1. increase understanding of the impacts of refugee regional and rural resettlement and relocation programs on the health and wellbeing of refugees;
2. increase understanding about the impacts of refugee regional and rural resettlement programs on regional communities; and
3. contribute to the development and evaluation of national, state and local government policies and programs relevant to the resettlement of refugees in regional areas.
Victorian Health Promotion Foundation, State of Victoria 2008