PA LGBT Health Needs Assessment

Funded by the Pennsylvania Department of Health, the Pennsylvania LGBT Health Needs Assessment is a biannual survey conducted to evaluate health needs, health disparities, and barriers to care impacting LGBT Pennsylvanians. The PA LGBT Health Needs Assessment collects data on healthcare experiences, nutrition, exercise, tobacco use, drug and alcohol use, sexual health, mental health, and food and housing security. 

Since it was first piloted in 2015, the survey design and administration has been refined to engage a larger and more diverse pool of respondents. In 2020, more than 30 LGBT organizations across the state partnered to promote participation in the survey. As a result, more information than ever before will be available to increase understanding of the experiences of LGBT Pennsylvanians living at every intersection of race, gender, age, and income level. This information will be disseminated to LGBT community leaders, public health professionals, healthcare providers, and policymakers to ensure that programs, practices, and policies that support LGBT health are implemented throughout the state of Pennsylvania. 

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Inquiries about this research project can be sent to [email protected]


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