LGBTI+ Health

CoP Introduction and Background

The Community of Practice (CoP) on LGBTI+ Health is a continuation of the earlier Working Group Sexual Diversity, and builds on earlier Share-Net Netherlands’ work on sexual diversity and SRHR 🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍⚧️.

Sexual orientation, gender identity and expression are important social determinants of health. They can and do affect health needs and vulnerabilities, health (seeking) behaviours and access and quality of health services. Share-Net Netherlands recognise “LGBTI health” is an important component of SRHR and gender equality. Several SN-NL members work towards improving health of people and communities of diverse sexual orientation and gender identities.

The overall goal of the CoP is to improve LGBTI health and rights in the Netherlands and globally. The CoP is currently not meeting regularly but are always open to new members joining!

CoP Objectives

Specific objective is to improve knowledge, capacities and actions of SNNL members through

  • Building a community of practice to explore LGBTI Health, to encourage member participation and learning, and developing the wider knowledge network
  • Sharing information, knowledge and experience in LGBTI Health programming and policies
  • Developing knowledge products, informing research agendas and promoting translation of knowledge by policy makers and practitioners.

Key CoP Resources

  • Understanding LGBTI Health: Understanding Health Needs and Issues of LGBTI People

Interested in Joining?

If you’re interested in getting in touch with this community, feel free to reach out to Bless-me Ajani.

CoP members can access their online working space on Mighty networks via this link (Share-Net Netherlands members only).