Best in community winner

Indigenous officer Leanne Pilkington with health |promotion and recruitment officer Sonya Schultz.d400351
Indigenous officer Leanne Pilkington with health |promotion and recruitment officer Sonya Schultz.d400351

The group was a winner of the Engaging the Community category of this year’s Multicultural Community Leaders awards, announced on April 26, and Ms Schultz said adapting to linguistic and cultural needs were key to BreastScreen’s success.

‘We have information available in 33 different languages,’ she said.

‘When we have a lady come into the clinic who speaks another language, or who doesn’t have good English skills, we can provide interpreter services for free.

‘I also do a lot of work engaging other multicultural organisations and community groups, and provide information sessions with the assistance of translators.’

Ms Schultz said it was important to actively pursue links with cultural groups.