ACON is New South Wales’ leading health promotion organisation specialising in HIV prevention, HIV support and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) health. Established in 1985 as the AIDS Council of NSW, our mission is to enhance the health and wellbeing of our communities by ending HIV transmission among gay and homosexually active men, and promoting the lifelong health of LGBTI people and people with HIV.
ACON would like to invite expressions of interest from trans and gender diverse community representatives, organisations and groups who would like to join the ACON Trans and Gender Diverse Community Health Strategy Advisory Group.
Purpose of the Advisory Group
To provide strategic advice on the development of an ACON Trans and Gender Diverse (TGD) Community Health Strategy that seeks to better understand, articulate and make recommendations to improve health outcomes of the TGD community in NSW.
Recommendations will be made for broader health system reform along with the actions required to strengthen inclusion of TGD people within ACON programs and services.
Meeting Frequency, Location and Sitting Fee
Meetings will begin in May and will be held every 2 months for a period of approximately 12 months.
The meetings will be held in ACON Office, 414 Elizabeth St Surry Hills at a time and day agreed to by the Advisory Group. Members in regional areas will be able to telephone and video conference to the meetings.
Individual community members not representing an organisation or group will be provided with a fixed sitting fee for attendance at the Advisory Group meetings and associated consultation events.
If you would like to submit an expression of interest please forward a resume and a letter briefly addressing the key points listed below and please complete the form below.
- Demonstrated understanding of the lived experience of health and wellbeing issues impacting trans and gender diverse communities.
- Demonstrated connection to trans and gender diverse communities and/or community groups or organisations.
- Availability to commit to regular advisory group meetings.
- Skills or experience you have that will benefit the Advisory Group
We are expecting a large number of expressions of interest from across NSW and have a limited number of spots on the Advisory Group available. With this in mind, all applicants will have other opportunities to contribute to the new Strategy in different ways including through consultation processes, community forums and information sharing.
For further information please contact Brent Mackie, Acting Associate Director Policy, Strategy and Research on 02 9206 2041 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications close Sunday April 15 2018.