BSWA wins award
BreastScreen WA wins multicultural award 2013
BreastScreen WA has been recognised for its strong commitment to ensuring its services are accessible to women from culturally diverse backgrounds.
The BSWA team was presented with the ‘Engaging the Community Innovation Award’ at the 2013 WA Multicultural Service Awards in April 2013.
The award recognises a service provider that has established innovative programs, services or policies to engage with culturally and linguistically diverse communities.
BSWA program officer, Sonya Schultz accepted the award from Citizenship and Multicultural Interests Minister, Mike Nahan at an awards function held by the Office of Multicultural Interests.
Cultural Diversity Senior Policy Officer, Ruth Lopez nominated BreastScreen WA for the award.
“Across WA Health, metropolitan and country health services have looked to BreastScreen WA as a model of an inclusive and accessible service that promotes multiculturalism and substantive equality,” Ruth said.
Thanks to BSWA’s inclusive strategies, the participation rate of metropolitan women in the program’s target age group, who speak a language other than English, have been higher than that of all women who attend breast screening.
Pictured... BreastScreen WA staff members Lorraine Knott (left) and Sonya Schultz with the ‘Engaging the Community Innovation Award’.