Sexual Health

VACCHO’s Sexual Health Team has been funded through the Federal Government since 1996. The main aim is to support VACCHO member organisations to provide up-to-date Blood Bourne Virus, sexual and reproductive health care through the provision of advocacy, training, support and health promotion services.

The Sexual Health Team has been instrumental in maintaining a voice for Aboriginal sexual health in Victoria and our work is guided nationally by the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Blood Borne Viruses and Sexually Transmissible Infections Strategy 2009 -2014.

The VACCHO sexual health team aims are to:

  • Promote sexual and reproductive wellbeing
  • Reduce the impact and prevalence of STIs and BBVs at both the individual and Community level
  • Reduce the impact of unintended pregnancies
  • Ensure appropriate, accessible and high quality primary health care services are available to Aboriginal people in Victoria in the  areas of sexual and reproductive health
  • Promote harm reduction strategies such as Needle and Syringe Programmes (NSP)
  • Advocate for the  development of a sexual and reproductive health workforce
  • Ensure health promotion in the areas of sexual and reproductive wellbeing is effective and meets the needs of Victorian Aboriginal people and
  • Ensure a solid evidence base for practice.

For more information contact our Sexual Health Team or on 03 9411 9411.