Videos provide health messages for CALD women



TYPE Prevention Centre News

A series of videos targeted at middle-aged women from non-English speaking backgrounds is bringing important chronic disease management messages to this hard-to-reach group.

The NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence on Women and Non-communicable Diseases: Prevention and Detection (CRE WaND) has published videos in English, Simplified Chinese and Vietnamese on a range of health issues including joint health, healthy eating, navigating menopause and mental health.

Funded by the NHMRC and the Victorian Department of Health, the project was designed to fill a significant gap in accessible online health information for Australian women from CALD backgrounds and/or those with low health literacy.

Project lead Dr Mridula Bandyopadhyay said the videos aimed to help people self-manage their health better and to prevent and reduce the risk of chronic diseases in the future.

These videos are for all Australian women, including those from CALD backgrounds, and women with low health literacy, health promotion researchers, health practitioners and policymakers. More easily accessible high-quality evidence-based health information should be made available to all population groups irrespective of their socioeconomic status and English language proficiency for better health self-management.

Dr Mridula Bandyopadhyay

Click here to access the videos

CRE WaND is part of the Collaboration for Enhanced Research Impact (CERI).

About CERI

The Collaboration for Enhanced Research Impact (CERI) is a joint initiative between the Prevention Centre and several NHMRC Centres of Research Excellence, established in June 2020 to enhance the profile and impact of chronic disease prevention in Australia. We are working together to find alignment in the policy and practice implications of our work and to develop shared communications across our various projects and participating centres.


CERI develop shared communication across research projects and participating centres.