Tag Archives: Health

The Devastating Impacts of State-led Abortion Bans

On September 28, 2022, I had the pleasure of delivering a roundtable discussion at The Uplift Connection’s 2022 Maternal and Infant Health Convening on the devastating impacts of state-led abortion bans. Factors were mapped using the socio-ecological model, included below, along with a list of references. I’m hopeful this post may spur greater research, especially […]

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 […]

LGBT Health and the Missouri Nondiscrimination Act

Yesterday, the Progress and Development committee of the Missouri Senate opened its 2 p.m. hearing with SB 653 or the Missouri Nondiscrimination Act (MONA). Through the strong leadership of Senator Joseph Keaveny, we were thrilled to have an early hearing on this important bill. Please, find below the testimony that I had given on behalf […]

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 […]