The National Coalition for LGBT Health has announced "OUTfront for LGBT Health" as the theme of the 16th annual National LGBT Health Awareness Week, which will be held from March 26-30, 2018. The Coalition, which created National LGBT Health Awareness Week in 2003, also announces the partner organizations joining with the Coalition for the Week. 

"The theme was informed through a survey of over 300 respondents," said Coalition Executive Director Brian Hujdich. "The survey indicated that the most timely LGBT health issues are related to accessing healthcare, the rollback of LGBT protections, and visibility of LGBT health issues in the federal government.  The theme reflects our community getting out front in raising the visibility of LGBT health issues and needs, while advocating for culturally competent, quality health care."

"To align with the theme, the Coalition will lead advocacy and education efforts throughout the Week in partnership with numerous member organizations and advocates dedicated to achieving LGBT health equity," said Coalition Manager Michael Beyer.

During National LGBT Health Awareness Week, the Coalition will provide educational materials, host webinars, engage with federal government health agency officials, and distribute a social media toolkit for advocates and partner organizations to use to raise awareness of timely LGBT health issues and concerns. 

The Coalition is joined, so far, by 131 partner organizations for the Week, including:

acr health / q center
Action Wellness
AID Upstate
AIDS Foundation Houston
AIDS Resource
Alaska Family Medicine Residency/Providence Family Medicine Center
Alder Health Services
Aliviane, Inc. 
Alliance for Positive Change
Alliance for Positive Health
Amida Care
Arkansas RAPPS, Inc.
Arnot Health Ivy Clinic
Asian Pacific AIDS Intervention Team
Aunt Martha's Health & Wellness
Baltimore City Health Department
Boston Senior Home Care
Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center
Brightpoint Health
Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University
Case Western Reserve University AIDS Clinical Research Site
Center for Black Equity
Central Virginia Health Services
Centro San Vicente
Champaign-Urbana Public Health District
Chicago Department of Public Health
Circle Care Center
Community Health Center, Inc. 
Community HealthNet, Inc.
Community Outreach Medical Center
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
Detroit Health Department
East Carolina University
East Carolina University Division of Infectious Diseases and International Travel Health
Equality California
Equality North Carolina
Equality Texas
Equitas Health
Excellus BCBS
Family Health Centers of San Diego
Family Health Council of Central PA
Florida Department of Health-Orange County
Fredericksburg Area HIV/AIDS Support Services
Fundacion Latinoamericana De Accion Social, Inc. (FLAS)
Harlem Pride
Hartford Gay and Lesbian Collective
HealthRIGHT 360
Hep Free Hawaii
HIV Alliance
HIV/AIDS Services for African Americans in Alaska
Hofstra University
House of Blahnik 
Identity Youth Center
Imperial Valley LGBT Resource Center
International Black Women's Congress
Keystone Community Outreach
Kind Clinic
Kuaana Project/ Life Foundation
LBGT PA Caucus of the AAPA
Legacy Community Health
LGBT Center Orange County
LGBT Life Center
Louisiana Office of Public Health, STD/HIV Program
M4 Project
Magic City Acceptance Center
Mary's House for Older Adults
Maryland Department of Health
MBI Health Services 
Men's Health Network
Mental Health Association 
Mount Sinai Health System
National Coalition of STD Directors
National LGBT Cancer Network
Neighborhood Medical Center, Inc.
NYC Health Hospital Harlem
One Colorado Education Fund
Open Door Clinic of Greater Elgin 
Open Health Care Clinic 
Out for Health, Planned Parenthood 
Penn Medicine Program for LGBT Health
Perceptions, Inc.
Positive Health Clinic
Positive Health Solutions
Positively U Inc
Rad Care
Radiant Health Centers
Renewed Mental Health, LLC
Rollins School of Public Health
Sacramento LGBT Community Center
San Diego LGBT Community Center
San Ysidro Health 
SBH Health System
SexTEAM, University of Puerto Rico
Shelby County Health Department
Southern Tier AIDS Program
Southwest Louisiana Area Health Education Center
STAR TRACK Adolescent Health Program
STI Regional Response Coalition
SUNY Upstate Medical University
The AIDS Institute
The DC Center for the LGBT Community
The Gender Wellness Center/Susquhanna Family Practice
The Grand Rapids Red Project
The LOFT LGBT Community Services Center
Transcend Legal
Treasure Coast Food Bank in partnership with the Health Council of Southeast Florida
True North Counseling Group
Tulane University
Unity Empowerment Resource Center/ Palmetto AIDS Life Support Services
University of Alabama at Birmingham
University of Houston-Downtown
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill Health Disparities Research Collective 
University of Rochester-Center for Community Practice
Valley AIDS Information Network Inc.
Vanderbilt Program for LGBTI Health, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Veterans Health Administration
WestCare CA
Whitman-Walker Health
Women With A Vision
Young Invincibles

Partners for National LGBT Health Awareness Week participate in educational and advocacy activities throughout the Week, while conducting their own activities to raise awareness of LGBT health issues, including those related to their organization's interests.

If you are interested in partnering for the Week, click the button above. If you have questions, please contact Michael Beyer at or 202-507-4724. 

Having trouble viewing this email? View it in your web browser



Manage Subscription