Professional Development, Health Literacy and Inclusive Practice

True’s Gender, Sexuality & Diversity projects encourage affirming policy and practice to enable increased health outcomes for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Intersex, Queer+ (LGBTIQ+) populations.

The LGBTIQ+ acronym represents the diverse Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Intersex, Queer cultures. The plus represents the changing nature and titles of the diverse cultures that sometimes include themselves and to allow for error in an attempt for inclusivity.

Health care can be respectful of diverse identities, genders, bodies, sexualities and relationships. Some health needs may be general such as health literacy, prevention of sexually transmitted infections, or access to contraceptive choices. LGBTIQ+ individuals have intersectional experiences and required tailored care, for example they may be Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, live with disability, be aging, and/or have migrant or refugee backgrounds.

True provides training, support and advice to allied health professionals, doctors, nurses, youth workers, community workers, educators and teachers on LGBTIQ+ affirming policy and practice. Workshops can be tailored to suit workplaces, provided online or face to face. Content includes a range of evidence on LGBTIQ+ population health, insights into LGBTIQ+ inclusive practices, principles for affirming service provision, and key factors for increased workplace capacity.

For further information please contact Nikki Whitmore, Project Coordinator – Gender, Sexuality and Diversity at nikki.whitmore@true.org.au or phone 07 3250 0240.