LGBTI and health services
People who identify as LGBTI can be at greater risk of poor health outcomes due to discrimination, abuse and exclusion from services and community.
The particular health issues for many LGBTI people include: depression and anxiety; higher usage of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs leading to increased risks of cancer and liver damage; and increased prevalence of sexually transmitted infections (including HIV).
We’ve created a new position to improve inclusion and health care access for our LGBTI community. The position is part of the Multicultural Health and Diversity Policy Unit which focuses on the health needs of:
- people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds;
- people of diverse sexual orientation, gender identity, and sex characteristics; and
- people with disabilities.