Tag Archives: health policy

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 […]

Queering Healthcare at 2016 Creating Change

It is a great privilege as an LGBT advocate to be accepted by the National LGBTQ Task Force for our proposal on ‘Queering Health care in the Heartland – A Roadmap for Creating LGBT Welcoming Health Spaces in Missouri’  during the 2016 Creating Change conference.  Our presentation was 1 of 945 proposals vying for a […]

A New Era of LGBT Health Protections

Originally published in the St. Louis Post Dispatch Over the past several months, advances in lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) health have ushered in a new era of change, thanks to the Obama Administration. In Healthy People 2020, a blueprint for improving the health of the Nation over the next decade, the Administration acknowledged […]

HHS Advances Health Equity and Protections for LGBT Americans

By: Andrew Shaughnessy Originally posted on http://www.PROMOonline.org Last week, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced new rules to advance health equity and reduce disparities in health care for transgender people.  The proposed rule, Nondiscrimination in Health Programs and Activities—which specifically bans discrimination based on gender identity and sex stereotyping—will protect the most vulnerable […]