Introducing the National GLBT Health Alliance

588 views
534 views

Published on

An overview of the objectives, proposed structure and programs of the National GLBT Health Alliance. This presentation was given at the 2008 AFAO HV Educators Conference.

Published in: Health & Medicine
0 Comments
0 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Views
Total views
588
On SlideShare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
6
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
2
Comments
0
Likes
0
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide
  • Some of you will be really familiar with the Alliance, for some of you this is new. I am going to give a very brief introduction, covering: What is the alliance Who are the members? What are the aims and objective? How is it structured? What has it achieved so far? What are the key program areas we are working on?
  • Introducing the National GLBT Health Alliance

    1. 1. Introducing the National GLBT Health Alliance Nick Corrigan (Director, Community Health. ACON)‏
    2. 2. What is the Alliance? <ul><li>The National GLBT Health Alliance is an alliance of organisations across Australia that provide programs, services and research in the areas of GLBT health and HIV/AIDS. </li></ul>
    3. 3. Who is the Alliance? <ul><li>Queensland Association for Healthy </li></ul><ul><li>Communities (QAHC)‏ </li></ul><ul><li>Victorian AIDS Council/Gay Men’s </li></ul><ul><li>Health Centre (VAC/GMHC)‏ </li></ul><ul><li>Western Australian AIDS Council (WAAC)‏ </li></ul><ul><li>Gay and Lesbian Health Victoria (GLHV)‏ </li></ul><ul><li>ACON </li></ul><ul><li>ACT AIDS Council (ACACT)‏ </li></ul><ul><li>South Australian AIDS Council (ACSA)‏ </li></ul><ul><li>Northern Territory HIV AIDS Council (NTHAC)‏ </li></ul><ul><li>Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations (AFAO)‏ </li></ul>
    4. 4. Aim of the Alliance <ul><li>The aim of the Alliance is to advocate for greater recognition of the health needs of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people at a federal level and for the provision of adequate funding for program delivery and research. </li></ul>
    5. 5. Objectives of the Alliance <ul><li>Develop a national GLBT health agenda and a national voice on GLBT health issues </li></ul><ul><li>Lobbying for research and service development </li></ul><ul><li>Better access to national funding </li></ul><ul><li>Capacity building across GLBT health sector </li></ul>
    6. 6. (Proposed) Structure of the Alliance <ul><li>Public company limited by guarantee </li></ul><ul><li>Expanded membership (full, associate, individuals)‏ </li></ul><ul><li>Board of Directors </li></ul><ul><li>Board working groups </li></ul><ul><li>Special interest groups (SIGs)‏ </li></ul><ul><li>Full time staff member </li></ul>
    7. 7. An example of success: The Federal Election <ul><li>Survey of parties/key candidates </li></ul><ul><li>Development of key area strategies </li></ul><ul><li>Lobbying key politicians in Canberra </li></ul><ul><li>Audit of all GLBT programs across the Alliance </li></ul><ul><li>Regular E-Newsletter </li></ul><ul><li>Website </li></ul>
    8. 8. Program Areas <ul><li>Ageing </li></ul><ul><li>Research </li></ul><ul><li>HIV & Sexual Health </li></ul><ul><li>Drugs & Alcohol </li></ul><ul><li>Mental Health </li></ul><ul><li>Violence and Homophobia </li></ul><ul><li>Health and Wellbeing of PLWHA </li></ul><ul><li>Relationship Recognition </li></ul>
    9. 9. Questions?

    ×