LGBTQ Health Initiative

In its 2010 Healthy People report, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services identified health disparities among lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals as a key area of concern in the overall health of the nation. Due to factors like low rates of health insurance coverage, high rates of stress due to systematic harassment and discrimination, and a lack of cultural competency in the health care system, LGBT people are at a higher risk for cancer, mental illnesses, and other diseases, and are more likely to smoke, drink alcohol, use drugs and engage in other risky behaviors.

Family Tree Clinic is committed to improving the health of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer individuals through affordable, respectful sexual health care and education. Working cooperatively with other community-based organizations, Family Tree Clinic continues to build our capacity to serve LGBTQ communities through our outreach, education, and clinic services. Thanks to the Healthier Minnesota Community Clinic Fund and our community partners for their support of this project.

Resources for LGBTQ Health:

Color Coordination

District 202

Family Equality Council

Harm Reduction Health Project Shot Clinic

Minnesota Transgender Health Coalition

MN AIDS Project

Minnesota Tobacco Free Lavender Communities

OutFront MN

Pride Alive

Pride Institute

Rainbow Health Initiative

Reclaim

Shades of Yellow

The Smitten Kitten

Community Partners:

 

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