30 years of ACON's HIV and LGBTI health campaigns now digitally archived
ACON has launched a new online database collating HIV campaigns it has produced since it was established in 1985.
Spanning over 30 years, the Australian-first archive (www.aconcampaigns.com.au) features all of ACON’s HIV and LGBTI health-related campaigns.
“On World AIDS Day, we’re very proud to be able to provide this wonderful new resource for our community,” ACON CEO Nicolas Parkhill said.
“The database is a digital information and education catalogue dedicated to promoting over 30 years of health promotion work targeting gay men and broader LGBTI communities in NSW and Australia, and includes campaigns developed in partnership with the NSW and Australian governments, other HIV and LGBTI health organisations, and a range of community groups.”
“HIV prevention and HIV support has been and continues to be the core of our work and so this is reflected in the content of this database.
“However we have produced many other campaigns related to a range of other health issues which impact on our community such as sexual health, mental health, alcohol and drugs, community safety, domestic and family violence, social inclusion and healthy ageing. This is also captured in the archive.”
It is hoped the archive will be used an educational tool on LGBTI health and history, as well as a campaign resource.
“In addition to its important historical value, we hope this database will help inform and inspire contemporary practitioners in the HIV and LGBTI health sectors,” Parkhill said.
“We also plan to keep adding all our future campaigns to the archive which will ensure it remains a live documentation of our response to the issues which effect the health of the communities we serve.”