The healthcare sector will soon have access to a national membership-based program that will provide partners with year-round support, training and guidance in LGBTI inclusive service delivery.
ACON, Australia’s largest non-profit LGBTI health and HIV/AIDS organisation, will launch Pride in Health + Wellbeing on 10 August. The program focuses on LGBTI inclusive service provision, national benchmarking, communities of practice, resource development and best practice discussion forums.
When LGBTI individuals require access to health services, they often hit more roadblocks and therefore experience poorer health and wellbeing outcomes than their non-LGBTI peers, ACON said, and added many do not access services due to actual or perceived discrimination, exclusion or prejudice.
Pride in Health + Wellbeing membership will allow organisations to access sector-specific support, resources, networking opportunities, training, consulting and advice via an account manager and interaction with other health and wellbeing sector organisations active in LGBTI inclusive service provision.
Membership is open to any organisation working in the sectors of health and wellbeing, including hospitals, aged care, government departments, GPs, and housing, mental health, drug and alcohol, family and domestic violence and disability services.
Several organisations have already signed up to the program, including Lifeline, Medibank, Uniting, Flourish, Reliant Healthcare, ViiV Healthcare, NurseWatch, and Murrumbidgee PHN.
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