eCALD® Development

Initial Development of CALD Courses

  • Produced four CALD Cultural Competency face-to-face courses for working with patients for Waitemata DHB workforce [2005] using evidence-based and pedagogical approach

  • Provided CALD face-to-face training programme to Waitemata DHB health workforce [2006-2009]
  • Produced Cross-Cultural Resource for working with CALD clients [2006]

  • Secured MoH funding for the provision of CALD face-to-face and online training programme to the Auckland-metro DHB health and disability workforce working in District Health Boards, primary care and NGO sector [2009] for stage rollout

Development of an LMS, Online Courses and Toolkits

  • Created the CALD Learning Management System to enable e-Learning course delivery [2010]

  • Developed nine CALD “Courses for Working with Patients” (available online and face-to-face) and three “Courses for Working in a Culturally Diverse Workplace” (face-to-face only) [2010-2013]

  • Developed seven supplementary resources - online toolkits to provide more culture specific information [2011-2015]

  • Adapted online courses and resources for iPads to increase e-Learning options [2012-2015]

  • All courses approved for CME, CNE and MOPS accreditation

Creation of a New Website eCALD.com

  • MoH funding provided via the Northern Regional Alliance (NRA) to expand provision of CALD Courses nationally to all health professionals working for primary health, secondary health, health and disability NGOs and the MoH [2015]

  • Created a new responsive website to improve access for CALD resources on any internet browser or device type (computer, tablet or mobile phone). eCALD.com was launched in March 2015 for visitors to:

    • access information about CALD courses and online resources

    • login or enrol for online and face-to-face CALD courses

    • access information about migrant and refugee services, CALD related publications, and translated information for patients and families

National rollout

  • National roll-out of eCALD® from 28th August 2015 for all District Health Boards

  • Staged roll-out in 2016 to primary health and health and disability NGOs outside of Auckland region

Enhanced website www.ecald.com [August 2017]

  • New feature: Course statistics under About Us

  • New feature: Site statistics under About Us
  • New feature: Screening Tools in Multiple Language under Resources
  • New feature: Research Commentary
  • Enhanced feature: Better search functionality under Translated Information, Publications, Migrant & Refugee Services under Resources
  • Enhanced feature: Courses Calendar; Course Information pages
  • Enhanced feature: Festive Calendar
  • Enhanced feature: Overall look and feel of the website

Where to?

  • We have changed our logo design and will be changing this on print resources over a period of time.
  • Re-skinning and improving functionality of all the CALD online courses [aim to complete by end of Oct 2017]

  • Re-skinning and redesigning functionality of all the CALD online supplementary resources [aim to complete by end of June 2018]
  • Creating new online courses: Working in Culturally Diverse Workplaces [aim to complete by end of Feb 2018]
  • Creating new online courses: Working with CALD Patients - ongoing