UPCOMING ACTIVITIES

Two new modules for the LGBT Health Training and Certificate Program™ will be available soon.

 

  • OUTcompetent: Cultural Competency and the Stigmatization of STDs, HIV, PrEP, and Mental Health.
  • Healthcare Stigma Facing Transgender Individuals: From Access to Policy and Care to Treatment.

     

A webinar on STDs and PrEP will be coming soon.

WHO WE ARE & MEMBERSHIP

WHO WE ARE

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.


MISSION & VALUES

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; and

— Deriving its power and legitimacy from its membership and is committed to working on partnerships and consultation with its members in carrying out its work.


MEMBERSHIP

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 Ryan@HealthLGBT.org.

ACTIVITIES

ADVOCACY

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. 

Recent Coalition Statements:

March 18, 2016: News Release on LGBT Health Awareness Week

February 3, 2016: News Release on DC LGBTQ Cultural Competency Bill

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


EDUCATION

LGBT Health Awareness Week
The National Coalition for LGBT Health created LGBT Health Awareness Week in 2003 to bring attention to LGBT health issues and health disparities. LGBT Health Awareness Week is a time for community members, advocates, service providers, and government officials to come together and recognize the health and wellness of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender individuals, families, and the whole community. The 14th Annual LGBT Health Awareness Week was the week of March 28, 2016.

For 2016, the theme for LGBT Health Awareness Week was OUTvisible: Redefining Stigma in LGBT Healthcare from Invisible to OUTvisible. During the Week, the Coalition and Partners shed light on stigma in LGBT healthcare and raised awareness of LGBT health disparities through a social media campaign and activities. The Social Media Guide for LGBT Health Awareness Week is available here.

LGBT Health Training and Certificate Program™

The National Coalition for LGBT Health has created the LGBT Health Training and Certificate Program™ as a professional development offering for clinical and allied healthcare providers and support staff to cultivate new skills and gain critical knowledge to enhance the delivery of quality, culturally competent care to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender consumers. This program includes a comprehensive web-based series of educational modules on LGBT health, focusing on healthcare providers, service delivery, and health systems. Topics include sexual orientation and gender identity, cultural competency, health disparities across racial and ethnic communities, and LGBT friendly health systems. Following a final exam, participants will receive a Certificate of Proficiency in LGBT Health from The National Coalition for LGBT Health reflecting their completion of the program.

PrEP Education
The Coalition is a co-sponsor of PrEP forums conducted around the country. These forums are for clinical providers, service providers, and consumers to educate them on PrEP usage in preventing HIV infection.


RESEARCH

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 2016.

LGBT HEALTH NEWS

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HealthHIV SITES & CAUSES

CONTACT

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