Inclusive practice can be applied to service policies, consultation, communication, research, and collection of personal information. These suggested actions are a starting point towards LGBTI-inclusive practice for health and community services.
- Actions for inclusive practice
The following are some examples of inclusive practice in different settings to demonstrate ways to build inclusive services.
- General practice
- Public hospital
Many organisations across Victoria are already working to make their services more inclusive for LGBTI people. These examples represent just some of those organisations.
- BreastScreen Victoria
- HACC program
Actions for inclusive practice
To build comprehensively inclusive services for people who are LGBTI, explore training, professional development and accreditation opportunities.
Inclusive aged care
The Home and Community Care program is committed to respecting diversity and removing barriers that impede access to services.
Inclusive cancer screening
BSV is becoming more inclusive through actions including evaluating services, developing policies, promoting LBTI sensitivity and cultural safety.
Inclusive general practice
General practice can apply practices to become more LGBTI-inclusive, for example in privacy, marketing, staff training and patient-centred care policies.
Inclusive mental health
Inclusive mental health, beyondblue supports LGBTI activities, including community events to raise awareness of LGBTI issues, lobbying by people who are LGBTI.
Inclusive public hospitals
Public hospitals can apply practices to become more LGBTI-inclusive, for example in privacy, staff training and patient-centred care policies.
Inclusive sexual health
The Geelong Adolescent Sexuality Project (GASP) has initiated community-wide activities to address discrimination and celebrate diversity.
Reviewed 08 September 2015