WA STI Strategy – enabling environment

Eliminate stigma and discrimination in community and health care settings

Priority populations will be empowered to eliminate stigma and discrimination in community and health care settings.

This will be achieved through:

  • consulting with priority populations to determine the types of stigma and discrimination faced within the community and in health care settings
  • involving key members from priority populations in the development of policy, programs and strategies for sexual health
  • providing train-the-trainer programs within priority populations to empower community leaders to play an active role in determining community sexual health programs.

Support STI education programs

Education programs addressing vulnerable young people, young gay men, Aboriginal young people within the school system will be supported. Education programs outside of the school system will also be supported.

This will be achieved through:

  • continuing to support and provide youth peer education through NGO funded programs
  • promoting online education programs that address sexual health and relationships for young people
  • supporting and promoting STI and relationship education programs conducted within safe and stigma free environments.
Icon: Links to Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) Strategy 2015–2018 – prevention and education Icon: Links to Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) Strategy 2015–2018 – testing and diagnosis Icon: Links to Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) Strategy 2015–2018 – disease management and clinical care
Icon: Links to Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) Strategy 2015–2018 – workforce development Icon: Links to Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) Strategy 2015–2018 – enabling environment Icon: Links to Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) Strategy 2015–2018 – research, evaluation and surveillance
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