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ARCSHS LA TROBE UNIVERSITY | AUSTRALIAN RESEARCH CENTRE IN SEX, HEALTH AND SOCIETY
 
 
GLHV | Promoting LGBTI Victorians' health & wellbeing
 
 
Autumn Edition
 
New logo and new website coming!
 
We are excited to share with you the new logo for Rainbow Health Victoria. After 15 years as GLHV, we decided last year that a name change would better reflect our purpose and the community we seek to serve. The new logo is also intended to reflect this change.
 
We have begun work on a brand new website. This is available now at: www.rainbowhealthvic.org.au. The website will be developed over the coming months as we revise, update and migrate materials from our old site.
 
The new website will host tools and resources developed by us and by others that directly support organisations and individuals in the implementation of LGBTI inclusion.
 
The website will also be used to synthesise and disseminate international and Australian research and evidence relating to LGBTI health and wellbeing. This is a work in progress as we undertake a series of literature reviews that will be presented as succinct research briefs. Please watch this space for further updates on these.  

We are currently undertaking a review of our suite of training programs so that we can continue to provide training that is evidence-based, co-designed and innovative. We look forward to sharing new programs that empower our participants to develop the knowledge, skills and confidence to provide services that are safe and inclusive for LGBTI people. 
 
We are also working to assist a range of organisations to achieve the Rainbow Tick standards. We are proud to announce there are now 28 Rainbow Tick accredited organisations and it's pleasing to see many of the newly accredited organisations are based inter-state. View the full list on QIP's website here.

In other news, we are pleased to announce that after a review of our interim management structure, we have been appointed as Co-Directors of Rainbow Health Victoria. We look forward to continuing our work with you all into the future.
 
Jen Power
Marina Carman
Co-Directors
Rainbow Health Victoria

 
 
 

 
 
LGBTI Mental Health Call to Action
 
LGBTI Victorians and their allies are encouraged to take action and have their voices heard by the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System. We partnered with Thorne Harbour Health to develop a helpful resource to support making submissions, backed up by background information and research. More information on how to make a submission and to download the resource can be found here.
 
 
 
New Resources
 
Vic Gov Launches Resources Developed with People with Intersex Variations
 
 
The Victorian Government have recently launched a range of new resources for people with intersex variations, their families and for health service providers. These were developed with people with intersex variation. Read more here.
Regional Forum Success
 
Gippsland hosts first ever regional LGBTI Ageing & Aged Care forum
 
 
Val’s together with the Gippsland Diversity Advisor and the regional LGBTI Ageing & Aged Care Working Group hosted a community of practice forum in Sale. It was a huge success for all involved and included presentations from our team, an LGBTI elders panel and showcased the good practice initiatives in the region.
 
 
 
Family Violence Services
 
Everybody Matters - launch of Inclusion and Equity Statement
 
The Victorian Government have released their long-term vision for the creation of a family violence system that is more inclusive, safe, responsive and accountable to all Victorians.
Read the full Inclusion and
Equity statement here
 
 
 
Job Opportunities
 
2 Research Officer Opportunities at ARCSHS
 
 
ARCSHS is currently seeking 2 roles:
  • Research Officer - Knowledge Translation. Relating to LGBTI health and wellbeing. Learn more.
  • Research Officer - On the project  ‘The technological transformation of sex: Improving Australia’s response’ Learn more.
Save the date
 
4th National LGBTI Ageing & Aged Care Conference in 2019
 
 
Val's is excited to announce the 4th National LGBTI Ageing & Aged Care Conference this October 24 & 25, 2019. Further information about the conference including registration, sponsorship and more will be available soon on Val's
Website. 
Or make sure you're subscribed to Val's LGBTI Ageing & Aged Care newsletter to be the first to know.
 
 

Midsumma Carnival
 
Our team had a fabulous time at Midsumma carnival in January. It was a wonderful opportunity to share our new name and what we've been up to with the community along with the work of our programs such as Val's LGBTI Ageing & Aged. Thanks to Midsumma for another amazing festival this year!
 
 
 
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