LGBT Health Awareness Week was established by the National Coalition for LGBT Health to promote increased health awareness and outcomes in the LGBT community and promote the need for greater cultural competency in the healthcare system. This year’s theme is “Time to Come Together: Trust, Transparency, Truth.” The emphasis is on using social media to build greater responsiveness and sensitivity to LGBT issues in the health care system (Trust), improved access to care for LGBT people and data collection that reflects sexual orientation and gender identity (Transparency), and underpinning these goals, support for all LGBT people to be open and honest about their sexual orientation and gender identities within the health care system (Truth).
Everyone can participate using your own social media connections! Everyone is welcome to share the coalition’s social media campaign materials and use the hashtags: #TIMETOGETHER, #TIME4TRUST, #TIME4TRANSPARENCY, #TIME4LGBTTRUTH, and #LGBTHealthWeek throughout the week. You can follow events and promotions throughout the week on the Coalition’s Facebook page.
You can also register here for a Webinar focusing on “Trusting Relationships: Lessons from LGBT Health Centers Building Trust With Their LGBT Clients.” The webinar will be held on Wednesday, March 25, 2015, 4:00-5:00 pm EST.
For more information and even more ways to be involved, visit the Coalition web site!