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March Communiqué

LGBTI communities and emergencies in Victoria

A successful workshop was held this month with approximately 30 senior leaders of Victoria's Emergency Management sector as part of the research into 'Identifying the experiences and needs to LGBTI communities before, during and after emergencies in Victoria'. Liam Leonard, Director of GLHV@ARCSHS, led this highly engaging workshop and those present contributed to the further development of recommendations drafted by the GAD Pod team and GLHV@ARCSHS in response to interim findings.  This will contributed to the final research report due at the end of May, 2017. 

For other research, information and training on this topic, see:

Why apartments are failing the heat stress test

A University of Melbourne study reveals the dangers of apartment living when faced with heat waves. This is particularly pertinent to vulnerable populations. Courtesy of PreventionWeb.

The Gad Pod's initial literature review revealed that women are particularly vulnerable to heat waves - in old age, in pregnancy, and as carers relying on public transport. 

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