The increasing population of refugees in Australia poses significant challenges to the delivery of refugee healthcare services. Literature reviews indicate that women health and the lack of health literacy are two key areas of concern due to a mix of accessibility issues, language and cultural barriers. This project is embedded in Utopia Refugee and Asylum Seeker Health, focusing on the unique needs of the Burmese women refugees and the challenges they face when navigating the current services in Victoria.
The comm+unity project devises a design strategy for Utopia to empower Burmese women refugee to take active control of their health. The information pack provides accessible information and improves the understanding of women health using a culturally relevant approach, and the educational workshop facilitates conversations using visual prompts and interactive activities. The design materials help guide the discussion and can be used as a teaching tool among the family.