Measuring Our Health

Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center leads the biannual effort in Pennsylvania to collect some of the most comprehensive LGBTQ community health data in the US. The statistics provide vital and significant data on LGBTQ health. No other agency in has been able to collect this kind of data in the US.

The Pennsylvania LGBTQ Health Needs Assessment measures the health disparities of LGBTQ Pennsylvanians with regard to HIV, cancer, tobacco, mental health, alcohol and other drug usage, healthy eating and active living, food and housing security, intimate partner violence, experiences with discrimination, access to healthcare, quality of healthcare, and other key metrics. The 2016 and 2018 reports are available at

Data collected through the PA LGBTQ Health Needs Assessment are used by public health professionals and LGBTQ organizations to develop programs designed to address health disparities in the LGBTQ community; mobilize support for such programs; and fuel advocacy efforts at the local, state, and federal levels. 

Questions? Contact Katie Suppes at [email protected] or 610-347-9988 ext. 111. 



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