About Pride in Health & Wellbeing
Pride in Health + Wellbeing is a national membership program that provides year-round support in the provision of LGBTI inclusive services for those working within the health and wellbeing sector.
Australian LGBTI communities and individuals are extremely diverse and face a number of shared and distinct health and social inclusion issues. We also know that when LGBTI individuals require access to health and wellbeing services, they often hit more roadblocks, refrain from accessing critical services, and as a result, experience poorer health and wellbeing outcomes than their non-LGBTI peers.
Organisations belonging to the Pride in Health + Wellbeing program can not only contribute to the wellbeing of LGBTI people through the ongoing provision of safe and inclusive services, but will also in the process:
+ Gain a greater understanding of the challenges faced by LGBTI individuals in accessing health and human services
+ Become aware of and be guided by best practice as well as annual shifts/changes in benchmarked standards for LGBTI inclusive service delivery
+ Enhance service user satisfaction within the LGBTI community and beyond
+ Reach out to a highly loyal market segment
+ Enjoy recognition for commitment to equity in health, inclusion and diversity while benefitting from the widely respected Pride In* brand.
Membership provides organisations with extensive sector specific support, resources, networking opportunities, training, consulting (including support to achieve some of the requirements for Rainbow Tick accreditation) and advice via a dedicated relationship manager and frequent interaction with other health + wellbeing organisations active in this area.
The program works with service providers across the life-time of their LGBTI inclusion journey, from getting started (very little or no knowledge of this area) through to achieving excellence and recognition as a leader in this highly rewarding area of diversity and inclusion.
Membership is encouraged for private sector, public sector and NGO’s regardless of size or reach. This may include government departments, small NGO’s, hospitals, GPs, aged care, housing, mental health, drug and alcohol, family & domestic violence, disability services; in fact any organisation providing health + wellbeing care and/or services across the lifespan of an individual.
*ACON’s Pride Inclusion programs include Pride in Diversity focusing on LGBTI Inclusive workplaces and Pride in Sport, focusing on LGBTI inclusion within all contexts of sport.