National Coalition for LGBT Health Creates New WebsiteFriday, July 23 2010
Comprehensive Tool Begins to Address Broad Issues of LGBT Health
January 3, 2005 The National Coalition for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Health, in an effort to support the work of its coalition members, hasrelaunched their website addressing the health of the LGBT communities - www.lgbthealth.net.
The website is a resource for their coalition members, community health advocates, and individuals seeking information on the myriad of LGBT health issues. Current research, community links, calendar of events, latest news, contact information, and advocacy updates are included among the features.. Additional items will be added over the next few months.
"We are excited to have a new website that reflects the sophistication that our coalition members put into their work addressing the health and wellness of our communities," says Donald Hitchcock, national field director of the Coalition. "We look forward to sharing our information with our community members, our allied organizations, and our representatives on Capitol Hill."
"From our initial organizing in 2000 around the Healthy People 2010 (HP2010) Companion Document for LGBT Health, the new website is an indicator that the Coalition has grown from a small loose-knit group of organizations to a strong voice in the LGBT health movement," says Eugenia Handler, co-chair of the Coalition. "Together we address the physical, emotional, and mental health of our communities, while we advocate for increased support and funding from our federal and local governments."
"This website will provide a powerful tool for our communities to ensure that the health of LGBT people is a priority and included in our nation's health disparities efforts," says Andrea Densham, policy co-chair of the Coalition. "Utilizing this website to raise our collective voices and share research is essential to building an ever stronger voice for the LGBT health community."
The National Coalition for LGBT Health is committed to improving the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals through federal advocacy that is focused on research, policy, education and training. The Coalition, founded on October 14, 2000 by some 50 national, state and local organizations, is dedicated to 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.
The HP2010 Companion Document for LGBT Health is available on the new site.