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Making your materials work: a quick guide to developing culturally appropriate and effective hiv resource content

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Making your Materials Work: A Quick Guide to Developing Culturally Appropriate and Effective HIV Resource Content (the Guide) is for those working with migrants and people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CaLD) backgrounds in Australia to prevent and manage human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).

The Guide contains information, practical tools and quick links to assist practitioners in planning, implementing and evaluating culturally and literacy-appropriate HIV information, education and communication (IEC) resources. Information was compiled through a literature review and the results of a health literacy INDEX evaluation of available HIV resources in Australia.


The Guide was developed in response to a priority action found in the HIV and Mobility in Australia: Road Map for Action and the Community of Practice for Action on HIV and Mobility (CoPAHM) Priority Actions to increase health literacy and awareness of available HIV prevention strategies. This recommendation is consistent with national and jurisdictional strategies for HIV

Please click here to view the full report.

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