13 October – I was a founding member of the committee (back when it was a Board Advisory Group) in 2008, and was privileged to be involved in finalising “Turning Point: ACON’s Lesbian Health Strategy”. The strategy is, I think, the first in the world and was developed by the incredibly passionate staff at ACON. It has guided their work since.
After a hiatus in 2010-2011, the committee has restarted. A highlight of last night’s meeting was hearing about the work undertaken within the framework of the strategy. In particular the amazing partnership between ACON and the Cancer Council NSW. Together they have produced a variety of lesbian specific resources, the C-word forum and the long running C-word – a cancer support group for lesbians and their partners, and lesbian identified volunteers on the Cancer Council’s “Cancer Connect” volunteer service. Definitely a model for others.
Check out the kind of services and programs provided by ACON Women’s Health.