National LGBT Health Alliance
ACON is a founding member of the National LGBT Health Alliance, Australia’s national organisation for LGBT health.
The National LGBT Health Alliance is an alliance of organisations across Australia that provide programs, services and research in the areas of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) health and HIV/AIDS.
The Alliance advocates on LGBT health issues at the national level, seeks commitment from all sides of politics to support and develop LGBT health through research and service development, and builds capacity among LGBT health organisations across the country.
Key areas of work for the Alliance include:
- Alcohol and other drugs (AOD)
- Mental health
- LGBT research
- Sexual health (including HIV and other STIs)
- Health and wellbeing of people living with HIV
- Relationship recognition
- The link between health and human rights
It was formed by ACON and similar LGBT health and HIV/AIDS community organisations in other states and territories in recognition of the need for a national voice on LGBT Health in the lead up to the 2007 Federal Election.
The Alliance is governed by a Board of Directors with representation from each state and territory and is a member-based organization, with full membership open to LGBT health organisations, and associate membership open to supportive organisations and individuals.
Contact: National LGBT Health Alliance
Tel: (02) 9206 2000