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Want to help us help your community?

Improving health literacy amongst young people from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CaLD) backgrounds is a Queensland Health priority. But, unfortunately, there is limited information about the health literacy of young people from some of these groups. This is where the HPAC project comes in.

By participating in this study, you will help us to identify gaps in health care systems and the way that health care is provided to those of CaLD backgrounds, specifically, our Pacific Islander, North-East and South-East Asian communities. In this study, you are able to participate by either completing the survey, or attending a focus group discussion.

Feel free to get in touch if you have any questions, our friendly research team is always happy to help!

Want to learn more about what it takes to participate in this study? Follow this button to read the consent form or to watch a video summarising this.

How can you help?

The Survey

This survey comprises of two questionnaires; the Health Literacy and the eHealth Literacy


The survey seeks to understand how individuals of Pacific Islander, North-East and South-East Asian backgrounds find, use and understand health information. As well as how you manage your health and interact with doctors and other healthcare providers, and experiences in using digital technologies to find health information and manage health.

This survey can take up to 30 minutes to complete.

To thank you for your participation, you will go in to the draw to win 1 of 3, vouchers worth $100 each. Should you win, you are able to select your own voucher of choice to suit your needs!

The Focus Group Discussions

In this research, Focus Group Discussions (FGD) will be conducted. A FGD is where a small number of individuals gather to discuss a certain topic. In this study, we will run through different scenarios ranging from various different topics relating to health. The discussions will take approximately one hour, and will be guided by two of our Peer Researchers.


During the discussion, you will be asked to read the participant information sheet to ensure that you understand the purpose of the research, benefits and risks and whom to contact should you have further enquiries. 


On the day, refreshments, and a list of support services will be provided to you.


Each individual that participates will receive a $30 voucher. 

Eligibility Criteria
In order to participate in this research study, you must be: 

           Aged 16 to 24,
           Living in Queensland and,

           Regardless of where you
           were born, must identify 
           as Pacific Islander,
           North-East or
           South-East Asian.

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