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Introducing the National GLBT Health Alliance


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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.

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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?