The Coalition is committed to improving the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals through federal and local advocacy, education, and research. The Coalition addresses the entire LGBT community, including individuals of every sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, race, ethnicity, and age regardless of disability, income, education, and geography. The Coalition is an initiative of HealthHIV, a national nonprofit focused on health equity.


The Coalition seeks to:

  • Change public and private sector policies, laws, and regulations regarding LGBT health and related issues;
  • Increase resources to expand culturally competent health and social services delivery to a diverse and inclusive LGBT population; and
  • Build and disseminate knowledge regarding LGBT population’s health status, access to and utilization of health care and other health related information.

The Coalition values:

  • Eliminating health disparities that occur based on sexual orientation, gender identity and presentation, gender, race/ethnicity, education or income, disability, nationality, geographic location and age
  • Deriving its power and legitimacy from its membership and is committed to working on partnerships and consultation with it’s members in carrying out its work


The Coalition mobilizes members of LGBT communities to actively change public and private sector policies and perceptions that inhibit health equity. This includes incorporation of LGBT health equity into organizational missions, values and goals.

Click here to learn more about the Coalition’s: 

– Approach to Advocacy
– Advocacy in Action
– Supportive Advocacy

Recent Coalition Statements:

June 26, 2015: Statement on marriage equality and health.

June 25, 2015: Statement on Supreme Court Ruling on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

The Coalition has launched the LGBT Health Training and Certificate ProgramTM to provide LGBT health education and CME program for current clinical care providers.

Click here to learn more about the LGBT Health Training and Certificate ProgramTM.

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The Coalition will be hosting a series of community forums entitled, “Are You Prepared for PrEP?: A Community Forum to Explore the Optimal Use of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis for HIV Prevention.”

Sign up to attend the one in the city near you below:

- October 22, 2015 – Houston, TX 

- November 12, 2015 – Miami, FL

- December 8, 2015 – Atlanta, GA

The Coalition will be conducting the State of LGBT HealthTM survey, which marks first nationwide survey examining the state of LGBT health in the United States from three unique perspectives: consumer, clinical providers, and healthcare system organizations. The survey will be conducted in 2015 with results due early 2016.


The National Coalition for LGBT Health is dedicated to effecting change by bringing together the rich diversity of the LGBT community at a national level, across gender/gender identity, race/ethnicity, disability, education, income, age, and geography. Our organizational membership includes many of the leading LGBT health centers, local and state health departments, and leaders in LGBT policy in the US. The individual membership includes leading researchers and health care providers who work in HIV/AIDS, biomedical prevention, health disparities in minority communities, mental health in the LGBT community, and other critical areas of medicine and public health.

Click here or the “Membership” box below to see a list of the Coalition’s members.

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The National Coalition for LGBT Health welcomes your interest in membership and looks forward to your participation. If you or your organization would like to join us in the effort to improve LGBT health and well-being, please click here or on the box below to complete the registration form.

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We are in the process of updating the membership dues structure and will be updating this information soon.

For more information, please contact Christopher Cannon, Senior Manager of the National Coalition for LGBT Health at Christopher@HealthLGBT.org or 202-507-4727.






For additional information about HealthHIV’s programs, initiatives, or coalitions, please click here to email, or call 202.232.6749.