This week is Harmony Week across Australia – a time to celebrate our multiculturalism and encourage inclusiveness and respect for all.
At Monash Health our Cultural and Linguistic Diversity (CALD) vision is to ensure we respect and include everyone regardless of the language they speak, how they look, where they come from or what they believe.
We strive for a workforce that reflects the cultural and linguistic diversity of our community at every level. We provide equitable healthcare outcomes for patients and clients are across the spectrum of cultural and linguistic diversity. We aim to have a culturally safe environment for all members of our culturally and linguistically diverse community.
Here are some ways you can get involved in Harmony Week and learn more about Cultural and Linguistic diversity at Monash Health:
- Complete the Monash Health Harmony Week quiz for your chance to win. The quiz provides an opportunity to learn more about different cultures in Australia. More details about the quiz will be available on the iNews homepage from Tuesday 16 March.
- Complete your unconscious bias training on LATTE- The Unconscious Bias course helps build understanding and awareness on the impact our unconscious biases can have in the workplace and on our colleagues. It aims to provide tools for managing these biases to ensure that we can continue to build a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment for all at Monash Health.
- Karen Lowe, Executive Director, People & Culture is presenting to our Senior Leadership Team (SLT) today on unconscious bias and reducing unhelpful thinking patterns. Her presentation will cover how unconscious bias can have detrimental effects for individuals. She will use examples highlighted in the media recently, including a short snippet of an interview with former AFL player Heritier Lumumba. In this interview he explained how our prejudices are formed and the effect they have on others. We encourage you to watch the interview here.
- Visit the Harmony week website.
- Read the Monash Health Equity and Inclusion strategy.
Approved by Karen Lowe