Health and Wellness of the LGBT Communities
Colorful Balloons in Shape of Rainbow

Course Objective

  • Identify three public health problems faced disproportionately by one of the LGBT populations
  • List three LGBT-specific factors that can improve such populations’ interaction with the US healthcare system

Date: December 6,2014

Philip T. McCabe CSW, CAS, CDVC, DRCC
Social Worker, Rutgers University School of Public Health, Office of Public Health Practice.

In 2013, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) included a question on sexual orientation in the National Health Interview Survey. Based on a year of data collection, they issued a report entitled“Sexual Orientation and Health among U.S. Adults: National Health Interview Survey, 2013. Building upon this, in November 2014, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released “Advancing LGBT Health and Well Being,”which also contains the department’s 2015 priorities. This seminar will review recent federal recommendations to help improve health outcomes for underserved LGBT populations.

Region 2 Public Health Training Center