13th Annual LGBT Health Awareness Week March 23-27, 2015

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 LGBT-Health-Poster-ss-with-border-184x300promote 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!

About Peggy L Chinn

feminist, nurse activist, writer, founding editor of ANS Advances in Nursing Science, quilter, grandmother nurturing the future of the amazing children in my life.
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1 Response to 13th Annual LGBT Health Awareness Week March 23-27, 2015

  1. Pingback: LGBT Health Awareness Week — a Good Time to Reflect on Your Personal Health | Lavender Health – LGBTQ Resource Center

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