LGBTIQ+ Health

LGBTIQ+ Health

The Department of Health's Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgender/Gender Diverse, lntersex & Queer+ Reference Group is working to improve health outcomes and access to services for LGBTIQ+ Tasmanians.

The group is co-chaired by Department of Health Secretary Kathrine Morgan-Wicks and Mez Newman from Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays.

Members include:

  • senior managers and clinicians from across the Department of Health
  • community leaders and community sector organisations
  • key stakeholders such as Equal Opportunity Tasmania, Primary Health Tasmania and Health Consumers Tasmania.

The Whole of Government Framework for LGBTIQ+ Tasmanians sets the principles and action areas for the group, which has developed a workplan for implementation.

Key areas of focus for 2021 are improving our services to be more LGBTIQ+ friendly through professional development for our staff; developing a network for our staff with diverse sexualities and gender identities; and to improve our information systems to enable recording of diverse sexuality and gender identities.

For more information about the DoH LGBTIQ+ Reference Group, email narelle.smith@health.tas.gov.au or (03) 6166 0693.

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