Breaking down the barriers: a qualitative study to understand child oral health in refugee and migrant communities in Australia
Elisha Riggs, Lisa Gibbs, Nicky Kilpatrick, Mark Gussy, Caroline van Gemert, Saher Ali, Elizabeth Waters
Ethnicity & Health | ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2015
We are thankful to all of the women for sharing their 'Teeth Tales' or stories about teeth with us. We are grateful to our cultural partners in particular Amal El-Khoury and her staff from Arabic Welfare, and Leila Alloush and Ninawa Younan from the Victorian Arabic Social Services and later in the study Iqbal Gondal from the Pakistan Association of Australia, for their participation, guidance and enthusiasm throughout this research. This research was funded by the Telstra Foundation Community Development Fund. Elisha Riggs was supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) postgraduate scholarship to complete this research. Elisha Riggs, Elizabeth Waters and Lisa Gibbs also acknowledge support from the Jack Brockhoff Foundation. At the time of the study, Caroline van Gemert was located at MCHSs and Saher Ali at The University of Melbourne. Elisha Riggs was supported by the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute at the time of preparing this manuscript which is supported by the Victorian Government's Operational Infrastructure Support Program.