Rainbow Health Victoria publications

Rainbow Health Victoria is the knowledge translation arm of the Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, specialising in putting the knowledge from the Centre's research into practice in the health and human services sector, government policy, and the wider community. For more Rainbow Health Victoria publications, visit the Rainbow Health Victoria Research & Resources page.


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Rainbow Tick Standards: A framework for LGBTIQ cultural safety

2021

A framework to support organisations to improve the quality of care and services they provide to LGBTIQ service users, staff and volunteers

Jami Jones, Jackson Fairchild, Marina Carman, Pam Kennedy, Shamini Joseph, Matthew Parsons

The Rainbow Tick framework is designed to support organisations to improve the quality of care and services they provide to lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and gender diverse, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ) service users, staff and volunteers. This resource provides a guide to the six LGBTIQ-inclusive practice Standards that are used in Rainbow Tick accreditation.

Rainbow Tick accreditation is a major investment being made by an increasing number of organisations in Australia who wish to both demonstrate inclusivity and deliver inclusive services. Beyond this, Rainbow Tick is increasingly being recognised as more than an accreditation program.

The Rainbow Tick Standards serve as a useful framework to guide best practice in LGBTIQ
inclusion at any stage of the change process.

Rainbow Tick standards - A framework for LGBTIQ cultural safety (PDF, 6.6MB)

Rainbow Tick: Accreditation and evidence guide Cartoon of of diverse people interacting

2021

Supplement to the Rainbow Tick standards

Jami Jones, Jackson Fairchild, Marina Carman, Pam Kennedy, Shamini Joseph, Matthew Parsons

This supplement to 'Rainbow Tick standards: A framework for LGBTIQ cultural safety' outlines the associated actions and examples of evidence that can be used to show that an organisation has met Rainbow Tick accreditation standards.

Rainbow Tick accreditation and evidence guide (PDF, 0.9MB)


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Pride in Prevention Evidence Guide

2020

A guide to primary prevention of family violence experienced by LGBTIQ communities, funded by the Office for Women in the Victorian Department of Premier and Cabinet.

Marina Carman, Jackson Fairchild, Matthew Parsons, Claire Farrugia, Jennifer Power and Adam Bourne

Pride in Prevention Evidence Guide (PDF, 6.6MB)


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Rainbow Tick Guide to LGBTI-Inclusive Practice: Second Edition (deprecated)

2017

A guide to assist organisations in improving the quality of care and services they provide to their lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, gender diverse and intersex consumers, staff and volunteers

Prepared by Pamela Kennedy and Sunil Patel

Rainbow Tick Guide to LGBTI-Inclusive Practice: Second Edition (PDF, 1.3MB)


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LGBTI-inclusive practice audit tool for health and human service organisations

2016

Does your organisation tick all the boxes?

Rainbow Health Victoria

LGBTI-inclusive practice audit tool for health and human service organisations (PDF, 0.2MB)


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Identifying the experiences and needs of LGBTI communities before, during and after emergencies in Victoria

2018

A research report commissioned by the Department of Premier and Cabinet

Debra Parkinson, Liam Leonard, Alyssa Duncan and Judy Jeffrey

Identifying the experiences and needs of LGBTI communities before, during and after emergencies in Victoria (PDF, 1MB)


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The everyday experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people living with disability

2018

William Leonard and Rosemary Mann

The everyday experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people living with disability (PDF, 3MB)