A fundraising campaign followed by the creation of a new website and online learning platform for medical students to learn about LGBTIQ health care
Allowing a LGBTIQ focused health curriculum to be freely accessible to health students for the first time in Australia
At the time of writing, Australia’s universities don’t offer LGBTIQ health education to medical and health students. Specialised CALD and other ways of seeing sexuality and gender are not on the curriculum either. Wavelength, formed by a collective of students, came together to change this by creating their own free, open access health education program, filming local LGBTIQ advocates and students role playing important topics in general practise and medical care.
We had worked with Wavelength for the first time in 2017, creating the pilot of a program to allow medical students to access free training on LGBTIQ health care in the General Practice setting. Our work at that time was creating a launch site and putting online the videos and learning content Wavelength had developed.
From there, Wavelength was able to test the program with university students and associations, and run surveys with student participants to learn more. They also toured the program and ran the online modules in person as teaching tools.
Proving the success and wanting to roll out the program so that a wider national audience of students could use the site all at once, on a faster and more stable platform, Wavelength came to us to find out how they could get there, with no funds available at the outset.
We explored grants and helped in grant applications, and also set off to create a campaign to align with Australia’s first giveOUTday in 2019, which helps raise funds for LGBTIQ causes. The campaign was successful in raising funds to create the new website, new visual design, and through a social enterprise partnership with Go1, we started setting up the online course.
Wavelength has since gone on to win further grants with our assistance in application, to create further content for the course and enable webinar capability, to hold online learning sessions.
We’re proud to be continuing partners with such an important cause.
Visit Wavelength’s website to see the courses for yourself – you don’t even have to be a medical student!
Supporting Wavelength to grow, spot opportunities, receive funding, and expand their national-first LGBTIQ health education program digitally
LGBTIQ people, health students, regional and metro
“Social Good Outpost was instrumental in getting Wavelength up and running. Without their support, this project would have easily fizzled out after the initial pilot program. Their professionalism and willingness to go the extra mile has meant medical students across Australia have been able to access Wavelength and learn about LGBTIQ health. The feedback we have received for their work has been fantastic. I could not recommend Social Good Outpost enough!”
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