Resourcing health & Education (RhED) is a program of Star Health, and is a service for the sex industry in Victoria. RhED provides site based and outreach services in collaboration with relevant programs and agencies.RhED is committed to respecting and reflecting the needs of the sex industry, and actively promoting the rights of sex workers.
RhED is staffed by people who have worked or are working in the sex industry and other professionals.
The RhED volunteer program is made up of current and past sex workers.
RhED resources and presentations are developed in collaboration with sex workers.
As a program of Star Health, RhED uses a social model of health, using harm minimisation; health promotion, social inclusion; and community participation approaches to promote physical, emotional and social health and wellbeing for its client groups. RhED advocates for systemic change to reduce stigma, discrimination and violence and adopts a collaborative partnerships approach to its work.