Tag Archives: advocacy

Heartland Regional Health Equity Council Member!

For a term of three years (2018-2021), I’ve been voted to serve with some of the Heartland’s key health stakeholders throughout the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Region-VII district as a member of the Heartland Regional Health Equity Council (RHEC-VII). The mission of the Council is to increase collective leadership actions to promote […]

Working to Improve Health care Access for Missourians

In continuing my professional goal to help improve health care access for all Missourians, I’ve recently accepted a position with the Missouri Foundation for Health as a Health Policy Officer. This position will support the Missouri Foundation for Health’s policy portfolio, specifically with it’s expanding coverage mission, which aims to meet the goal of reaching less than […]

Missouri’s lack of protection for LGBT people creates problems without easy solutions

Originally posted on STLPublicRadio.org By: Durrie Bouscaren Sometimes, state and federal law are in conflict. Rules for the protection of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people is one example. Even though the federal government prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity on many counts, Missouri state law does not include those […]

Fulton State Hospital’s non-discrimination policy includes gender identity

Originally posted by http://www.STLPublicRadio.org By: Marshall Griffin http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/fulton-state-hospitals-non-discrimination-policy-includes-gender-identification Missouri’s only state-run mental hospital has updated its non-discrimination practices to include gender identity. That’s despite the fact that Missouri’s legal definition of discrimination does not include or protect sexual orientation or sexual identity. Marty Martin-Forman is chief operating officer for Fulton State Hospital. She says their […]

Healthcare-Providers Do Have Biases Toward LGB Patients, Study Finds

In the first study that looks at a variety of healthcare providers and their implicit attitudes towards lesbian women and gay men, researchers found there is widespread implicit bias toward lesbian women and gay men. The study, “Health care providers’ implicit and explicit attitudes toward lesbian women and gay men,” published in the American Journal […]