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Culturally appropriate bowel screening resources

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander resources

Making tracks: health screening for bowel cancer video

Wellbeing SA is undertaking various initiatives to decrease cancer mortality for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in South Australia. Aboriginal Well Women’s Targeted resources have been developed including gender specific bowel screening kit instructions and flipcharts about colonoscopy:

In addition, Wellbeing SA has commissioned two South Australian artists, Allan Sumner and Mel Agius to develop Aboriginal artwork which depicts the story of cancer screening.

Resources for culturally and linguistically diverse communities

Posters, brochures, flyers and factsheets about the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program in various languages can be found on the Australian Government Department of Health website.

For enquiries regarding the Commonwealth’s resources phone 1800 627 701.

For any enquiries about the Wellbeing SA resources, or to book a staff update or community education session, please contact the Screening Program via email: WellbeingSACANCERSCREENING@sa.gov.au.

Screening for multicultural communities

In recognition that multicultural participants have lower cancer screening participation, higher risk of cancer detection and lower rates of follow-up of positive screening tests, the Multicultural Project Officer works specifically with multicultural communities across SA to promote cancer screening checks.

The Multicultural Project Officer works with women to promote cervical and bowel screening, and with multicultural men to promote bowel screening. Preventative healthcare is not available worldwide, and people from multicultural communities may be fearful or uncertain about cancer screening, and may require additional support to access these lifesaving tests.

Resources for multicultural communities

Information and resources developed with multicultural women to promote screening can be found via the healthy living resources page and/or via the National Cervical Screening Program website.

For any enquiries and available resources please contact the Screening Program and/or Multicultural Project Officer via email: WellbeingSACancerScreening@sa.gov.au

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