Historically the lack of data has been among the greatest obstacles to achieving health equity.
In 2015 and 2016, Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center partnered with Pennsylvania Department of Health to measure LGBT health needs regionally across Pennsylvania. We measured LGBT health in six regions: Lehigh Valley, Southeast PA, Southwest PA, Central PA, Northeast PA, and Northwest PA. A total of 4,066 LGBTQA people across the state participated in the needs assessments conducted in the six regions.
The data highlights LGBT health disparities in tobacco consumption, cancer screenings & diagnosis, HIV testing & diagnosis, healthy eating & active living, alcohol & other drug usage, and access to high quality healthcare.
With this data, we can now get to work in promoting health and wellness for LGBT people in the region and across Pennsylvania!
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