We have developed the #LGBTIHealthPledge to promote LGBTI inclusive principles and to ensure that LGBTI people are able to access safe, culturally appropriate and affirmative care during this challenging time.
The unprecedented public health crisis we face presents enormous challenges to governments and health systems across Australia. Beyond the immediate health impacts of COVID-19, the social and economic consequences are serious and far-reaching.
The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic may exacerbate existing health inequalities. Some populations that experience health inequalities are disproportionately affected and may be further marginalised when accessing crucial health and social wellbeing services. This includes LGBTI people.