13 Jun, 2013 Last updated: 20 Nov, 2014

A program of research that aims to improve our understanding of community and organisational capacity for bystander action to prevent race-based discrimination and support cultural diversity in Victoria.

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Resource 1: Choosing to act: How Victorians can prevent race-based discrimination and support cultural diversity (Research highlights) (900 KB)
Resource 2: Choosing to act: Bystander action to prevent race-based discrimination and support cultural diversity in the Victorian community (765 KB)
Resource 3: The role of bystander knowledge, attitudes and behaviours in preventing race-based discrimination (970 KB)
Resource 4: Review of bystander approaches in support of preventing race-based discrimination (383 KB)

The VicHealth bystander research on race-based discrimination is the first of its kind in Australia. The project has included an evidence review to identify research gaps in the field, followed by a state-wide survey to examine readiness for bystander action in the Victorian community.

The findings provide a sound evidence base to develop further programs that encourage pro-social bystander action to address the determinants of race-based discrimination. The findings also point to future directions in research related to bystanders and health promotion.