Yes. While we have excellent examples of LGBTQ+ focused services run by community-controlled health organisations similar to ACON across Australia, to our knowledge no other service offers the same breadth and scale of integrated, multidisciplinary care for LGBTQ+ people as Kaleido Health.

Kaleido Health will offer a mixture of primary care GP and mental health services alongside specialist services in high-need areas of care for our communities. The service will also be integrated with broader NSW health service system, with care pathways across the state. The service is supported by experienced clinical partners such as Sydney Local Health District, St Vincent’s Health Network Sydney, and Central Eastern Sydney PHN.

ACON acknowledges that our model has been greatly influenced by that of Aboriginal Medical Services, an inspiring example of successful, culturally safe, community-controlled health organisations. We are also inspired by longstanding multidisciplinary community-controlled health services in the USA, such as Callen-Lorde, Whitman-Walker and Fenway Health.