Overview of Health Programs

Recognized by the U.S. Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion as a Healthy People 2030 Champion

Recognized by the Pennsylvania Office of Rural Health as the 2017 Rural Health Program of the Year

LGBTQ+ people have always needed to be our own healthcare advocates, and today is no different. Our community experiences health challenges at increased rates as a result of higher risk behaviors, which are caused in part by social and cultural experiences with discrimination, minority stress, and familial homophobia/transphobia. These higher risk behaviors lead to worsened health outcomes if we don't take our health into our own hands!

Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center believes that LGBTQ+ people deserve health equity: the attainment of the highest levels of health and wellness available today. In that spirit, the center develops leading-edge health promotion programs focused on eliminating health disparities related to tobacco, cancer, HIV, and COVID-19 within the Lehigh Valley's LGBTQ+ community. We also provide critical on-site supportive services for the LGBTQ+ community. Lastly, we promote structural change that will lead to improved health and wellness for the LGBTQ+ community.

Our health programs are informed by data, community need, and service gaps in the region.

PROGRAMS AND CAMPAIGNS

COVID-19 TESTING
Free, easy, and LGBTQ-friendly COVID-19 testing at our center

BREAST CANCER SCREENINGS
A Mammogram Can Be A Lifesaver: promoting breast cancer screenings for all 

COLORECTAL CANCER SCREENINGS
Promoting colorectal cancer screenings for LGBTQ+ people aged 50 and above

ENDING CONVERSION THERAPY
Protecting Lehigh Valley's LGBTQ+ youth from harmful and unscientific "conversion therapy"

FIGHT THE FLU
Promoting flu vaccines to LGBTQ+ residents of eastern Pennsylvania

IF YOU'VE GOT IT, PAP IT
Promoting cervical cancer screenings for LGBTQ+ people assigned female at birth

PrEP IN THE LEHIGH VALLEY
Understanding the CDC's guidance regarding PrEP and HIV prevention

SEXUAL HEALTH + HIV PREVENTION
Free & non-judgy HIV/STI testing and access to free safer-sex materials

TOBACCO PREVENTION + CESSATION
Promoting smoke-free living in the LGBTQ+ community


Our Health Programs team:

  • Bill McGlinn, Interim Executive Director
  • Katie Suppes, M.Ed., Director of Programs, Research, and Evaluation
  • Chrystina Obleschuk, MPH, Health Equity Programs Manager
  • Christina Graham, MPH, Data and Evaluation Manager
  • Mary Frasier, Health Education Coordinator
  • Owen Pudliner, Community Health Advocate
  • David Celli, Healthcare Enrollment Coordinator
  • Jordan Sánchez, Healthcare Enrollment Coordinator
  • Meaghan Lawlor, Community Health Worker
  • Peter Flood, Community Health Worker

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