Health Promotion Project for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Communities

About the Health Promotion Project

The Health Promotion Project for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Communities is a new initiative that stems from the goals of UQ's Student life Plan 2018 - 2021. The project aims to increase the overall health and wellbeing of students from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) backgrounds by working in partnership with students. 

What is health promotion?
Health promotion is the process of enabling people to increase control over, and to improve their health. It’s about looking after important aspects of overall wellbeing, including healthy eating, mental health and physical health. 

Project focus areas:
The project commenced in March 2020 and is currently in phase one. The project will be funded for two years and has four focus areas:

  • Mental Health
  • Healthy Relationships and Reproductive Health
  • Nutrition and Physical Health
  • Community and Cultural Connections

Phase one

  1. Connect with stakeholders to map out the current supports available to the targeted student cohorts
  2. Establish a Health Promotion Student Advisory Group through Student Staff Partnerships to help lead and shape the delivery of the project. Applications to join the advisory group have now closed.

*UQ acknowledges and thanks Allianz Global Assistance for supporting this project

Get Involved

If you are interested in finding out more about the project or the student advisory group, please contact, Pamela Doherty, Health Promotion Coordinator at

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Pamela Doherty
Health Promotions Coordinator