Community Health Forum

Webinar One

Western Sydney MRC together with NSW Refugee Health Service brings you the first in the series of digital community forums. 

Our forum series aim to keep us connected, engaged and informed, building community and organisations capacity to connect through different platforms and channels. 

In this session we will hear from Guest speaker, Director of the NSW Refugee Health Service, Dr Mitchell Smith. Topics include: 

  •  COVID-19 support resources 
  • Q&A 
  • Western Sydney MRC Services.  

There was an opportunity to discuss and share challenges and feedback from within the community. 

Speaker Profile

Dr Mitchell Smith is a public health physician who has been involved in the health care of refugees for 25 years, both overseas and in Australia. Since 1999, he has been Director of the NSW Refugee Health Service, based at Liverpool.  

Dr. Mitchell Smith is currently involved in the coronavirus response in south western Sydney, assisting the local Public Health Unit. 

Dr. Smith is a public health physician who has been involved in the health care of refugees for 25 years, both overseas and in Australia. Since 1999, he has been Director of the NSW Refugee Health Service, a NSW Health-funded unit based in South Western Sydney. The Service undertakes health assessments, health education, teaching and research regarding people of refugee background living in NSW. He has conjoint appointments at University of NSW and University of Sydney. 

Dr. Smith provides advice on refugee health policy at local, state and national levels. He is a member of the NSW TB Advisory Committee and of the Refugee Health Network of Australia. 

Find out more about our other Community Webinars here