LGBT Health Listening Tour
The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) visits Virginia Commonwealth University on Friday, October 26 to for a listening tour exploring health issues relevant to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. The event, co-sponsored by Equality Virginia, is free and open to the public.
In 2010, President Obama issued a memorandum directing HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to make recommendations with respect to health and human services issues that affect LGBT individuals and their families.
On April 1, 2011, HHS issued a comprehensive summary of recommendations to the President including advance directives, hospital visitation, HIV/AIDS strategy, adoption and foster regulations and affordable health care among others.
In June of this year, the Department issued its first-ever LGBT Annual Report with details on exploring and solving issues relevant to the community.
While the HHS endeavors have made progress in these areas, they continue to request input on what issues needs to be addressed to improve LGBT health.
Hosted by Joanne Grossi, Regional Director, HHS Region III & co-sponsored by Equality Virginia. Free and open to the public, all stakeholders, including States, patients, providers, employers, legislators, insurers, and any interested Americans are welcome. Other senior HHS officials will be in attendance to listen to public feedback.
Recommendations to the President on LGBT Health: http://www.hhs.gov/secretary/about/lgbthealth.html.
LGBT Annual Report: http://www.hhs.gov/secretary/about/lgbthealth_objectives_2012.html
Event LocationVirginia Commonwealth University
Richmond Salons I & II
University Student Commons
Virginia Commonwealth University
907 Floyd Ave.
Richmond, VA 23220
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