LGBTIQA+ Equity and Inclusion Framework

Our LGBTIQA+ Equity and Inclusion Framework, shapes our commitment to health equity and increased access for people with diverse bodies, identities and experiences.

Safe and inclusive primary health care

We will continue to advocate for safe, inclusive and culturally appropriate services to improve equity and access for LGBTIQA+ people.

We are committed to working internally, with services we commission and with primary care services to support their journeys to developing cultural competency and safety for people with diverse bodies, identities and experiences.

The LGBTIQA+ Equity and Inclusion Framework sets out the key elements of inclusion and principles to guide the design, development and delivery of services by our staff, commissioned service providers and primary care services, to facilitate a consistent, safe service experience for LGBTIQA+ people and communities.

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This Framework is the result of consultation with LGBTIQA+ people and communities, peak bodies and service providers on how our staff and commissioned primary health care services can become more equitable and inclusive in providing for the diversity of LGBTIQA+ health needs.

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Welcome to the LGBTIQA+ Toolkit.

This Toolkit has been compiled based on advice from our LGBTIQA+ stakeholders and is to be used as guidance only.

It is at the discretion of users of the Toolkit to determine the suitability and currency of this Toolkit to meeting their needs.

Toolkit Resources

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Please note, this toolkit is reviewed and updated regularly.
If you wish to have resources added to this Toolkit, please contact us on

Reflective assessment
Training Modules
Information Sheets
Intersex Resources
Research Links


Health Pathways
Evaluation and Monitoring Tools

Find out more about our Cultural Competency Frameworks:

Multicultural Competency
and Capability Framework

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Aboriginal Cultural Competency
and Capability Framework

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