It is! Why have an LGBT Health Week? With thanks to the National Coalition for LGBT Health, here’s why:
“To raise awareness of LGBT health equity focusing on the issues of trust, transparency, and truth.
• It’s Time to Come Together across settings and disciplines to participate in discussions about LGBT health disparities, and advocate and educate on critical healthcare gaps and needs of LGBT individuals.
• It’s time to build more TRUST that our providers and the healthcare system are sensitive to and addressing our personal identities and health needs.
• It’s time for TRANSPARENCY in our healthcare systems to be more open and honest about services and costs to help ensure greater access to healthcare. We must advocate for authentic and complete data collection of sexual orientation and gender identity to reflect reality.
• It’s time to tell the TRUTH. We must be honest about our sexual orientation, gender identity, and health needs with our providers and the healthcare system overall.”
For more info, visit- National Coalition for LGBT Health, www.HealthLGBT.org
Be Well. Be Yourself.