It’s a new year and we’re launching a new name, and a new Strategic Plan!
Based on consultation with members and staff, the Board confirmed the new name to reflect LGBTIQ+ Health Australia’s aspirations and plans for national focus on our communities’ health and stronger action to overcome continued significant health disparities.
Nicky Bath, CEO of LGBTIQ+ Health Australia, stated, “Our new strategic plan provides a cohesive national approach to LGBTIQ+ health and outlines our ambitions for a stronger, improved, and focused national peak for LGBTIQ+ health across Australia. Together we can improve the health and wellbeing of our communities.”
Our new strategic plan, logo and a branding toolkit can be downloaded from:
LGBTIQ+ Health Australia was founded in 2007 as "The National LGBT Health Alliance" by a group of community-based organisations with a HIV/AIDS focus. Founding members have played key roles in LGBTIQ+ health in their respective states and across Australia, particularly leading the community aspect of Australia’s successful response to HIV/AIDS.
LGBTIQ+ Health Australia is the largest national peak organisation working to promote the health and wellbeing of LGBTIQ+ people and communities. LGBTIQ+ Health Australia is uniquely placed with a strong and diverse membership that spans across states and territories, which includes LGBTI community-controlled health organisations, LGBTIQ+ community groups and state and territory peak bodies, service providers, researchers, and individuals.
LGBTIQ+ Health Australia is strategically positioned to provide a national focus to improving the health and wellbeing of LGBTIQ+ people through policy, advocacy, representation, research evidence, and capacity building across all of the health portfolios that are of significance to our communities.
Since July 2009 the organisation has welcomed membership from other non-government organisations (NGOs), not-for-profit and corporate supporters, and individuals. Organisations and individuals are encouraged to join to help achieve the vision of healthy lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans/transgender, intersex, and other sexuality, gender, and bodily diverse people and communities throughout Australia and the world, free from stigma and discrimination.
Video transcript for accessibility:
Nicky Bath, CEO for the National LGBTI Health Alliance discusses the end of year.
Hi, everyone. Thanks for taking the time to watch this short video. So that I can thank you and all our members for all their support throughout this year.
We appreciate all the encouragement you've shown us and each other throughout 2020.
Thank you so much.
We will come back from the end of year break to a really exciting start to the new year. We will be launching our new name, and branding as well as our new Strategic Plan. After many months of engagement with our members, and our communities, our Board is excited to invite you to our launch event on the 11 Jan (2021).
To present to you the new Strategic Plan and to talk through how it was developed, as well as the vision it encapsulates for us moving forward. And we'd appreciate it very much if you could share this event information on with your staff, stakeholders and communities.
So that we can embrace a cohesive national approach and for everyone to share our hopes and ambitions for a stronger, improved, and focused national peak for LGBTI health across Australia. Together we can improve the health and wellbeing of our communities. And please go to our website for more information about the event and to register.
It's finally time for us to recharge, 2020 was a challenge for us all. Particularly so for many across our communities, it can also be particularly hard for some.
QLife, the free anonymous, LGBTI, peer-support and referral service remains available throughout this period, operating from 3pm to midnight every day, phone 1800 184 527 or chat via the website qlife.org.au.
We thank everyone involved in delivering this vital service each and everyday of the year.
Our office will be closed on the 23 Dec 2020, and will reopen on the 4th Jan 2021.
I hope that you can take time for yourself to recharge and that 2021 is kinda to us all.
I look forward to us working together as we continue to advance the health and wellbeing of our communities and thank you again for the support that you've shown the Alliance.
Our members are vital to our success and everyone here at the Alliance looks forward to working with you in 2021.