The Cultural Diversity Unit (CDU) develops and supports the implementation of policy and advice on improving access to WA Health services by people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds (CaLD).
Neither language nor cultural differences should be a barrier to health care. The Department of Health, Western Australia promotes the universal right to health by facilitating effective communication between government health service providers and people with limited or no English proficiency including:
- some Aboriginal people
- people from CaLD backgrounds
- people who are deaf or hard of hearing