Our Projects

Our projects at North Richmond Community Health

We run a variety of projects to promote the health and wellbeing of communities in Australia and internationally. These projects are an opportunity for us to share our expertise and care beyond North Richmond. Find out more about our projects below.

NRCH our Projects

Promoting equity, inclusion and good health for all.

Health Translations Directory

The Health Translations Directory, a project by North Richmond Community Health (NRCH)

The Health Translations Directory is a free online library of translated health information. With more than 14,000 resources in over 100 languages, the directory is used by health services, professionals and community members to find quality, translated health information.

The Health Translations Directory provides direct links to reliable translated health resources produced in Australia. You can use the Health Translations Directory to search resources by language, topic and keyword.

This initiative is managed by the Centre for Culture, Ethnicity and Health, a North Richmond Community Health program dedicated to improving health outcomes for people of refugee and migrant backgrounds. 

Conversations About Care Conference

Client-centered care Melbourne conference. Integrated care

Where the Mind Meets the Mouth began as a conference in 2015, hosted by North Richmond Community Health. The conference aimed to explore how issues like family violence, drug use and mental illness related to oral health.

Our 2016 conference, Putting the Mouth Back into the Body, followed. These conferences resulted in new connections, new information, dozens of resources and a wealth of new ideas. New knowledge generated from the series has produced improvements in practice and led to the creation of a national research group, dedicated to innovation in interdisciplinary care and led by North Richmond Community Health.

Our 2018 conference, Conversations About Care, focused on client-centred practice. You can find the conference reports here.

Chompers Program
(Oral Health)

Chompers child oral health program at North Richmond Community Health

Chompers is a school-based oral health program developed by North Richmond Community Health. We educate and provide check-ups for kids in local schools and kindergartens in the City of Yarra.

The Chompers team consists of Oral Health Therapists, a Nutritionist and Dental Assistants. Together, we provide oral health and nutrition education which cover topics like healthy eating, dental disease, tooth brushing and understanding plaque.

Since the program began in 2014, we have worked with 14 primary schools and 11 early learning centres, providing over 2337 check-ups. If we identify a child who is at high-risk of oral health problems, we invite them to come to our clinic for a free treatment.  We also use our assessments to identify particular schools which are considered ‘high-risk’ and visit on an annual basis. ‘Low-risk’ schools are visited every two years.

North Richmond Community Health is currently planning a similar program for high schools, and trialling the provision of dental treatment at schools. 

To learn more, contact our oral health team: E-mail: teeth@nrch.com.au

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