4 February 2016
Culturally & Linguistically Diverse (CALD) Health Advisory Group
Call for Expressions of Interest for Membership
Canterbury has a growing and increasingly diverse CALD population, with new arrivals from many countries as well as a growing locally born population.
The CALD Health Advisory Group was established in 2013 by Pegasus Health to provide a voice to these CALD communities. The key purpose is ‘To provide leadership, advise and influence parts of the Canterbury health system on ways to achieve an improvement in health outcomes for CALD communities in Canterbury’.
The Group works in close liaison with providers of primary health care services.
A number of workplans inform the work of CALD Health Advisory Group. These provide a reporting framework which enables the overall health status of CALD communities in the enrolled Canterbury population and the wider community to be monitored and focus given to areas where work is required.
We are looking to strengthen the CALD Health Advisory Group and are seeking nominations from primary care clinicians and community leaders from different ethnicities and backgrounds to join our group. Applicants need to have strong links with their community and an interest in the health needs of their people.
Current members of the CALD Health Advisory Group are eligible to apply.
The Group meets six weekly on a Wednesday from 8:30-10:30 am at Pegasus Health. Members are recompensed for meetings attended in accordance with Pegasus Health’s meeting payment schedule.
A copy of the Terms of Reference is attached – appendices referred to in this document are available on request. For further information on Pegasus Health please see http://www.pegasus.health.nz/
This is an excellent opportunity for people with the right attributes to be involved in helping to improve the health of minority populations in our community. If you are interested in applying please forward a letter setting out how you feel you might contribute to the work of the group and make a difference to health outcomes for our CALD populations. A brief CV on your background and experience, plus a letter of endorsement from a colleague or member of your community, would also be of value.
Please forward your expression of interest to Pegasus Health (address above) or email Cath Bell, Catherine.firstname.lastname@example.org. If further information is required please telephone Cath on 353 7896.
Applications close on 9 March 2016.
Prof Andrew Hornblow
Chair, Community Board
Pegasus Health (Charitable) Ltd
Terms of Reference: http://ccn.health.nz/Portals/18/Documents/CALD Membership letter.pdf