Tag Archives: LGBT Health

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 […]

More Missouri hospitals LGBT-friendly

Originally posted in the KC Star: http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/local-columnists/article34246524.html By: Alan Bavley New rules have just been proposed by the federal government to ban discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity by hospitals, insurance plans and health programs nationwide. Missouri already is well ahead of the curve on this one. For a state not known as […]

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 […]

Celebrating Two More Years of LGBT Health Work!

Originally posted at http://www.PROMOonline.org Picture by Katie Stuckenschneider By: Andrew Shaughnessy, Manager of Public Policy PROMO Fund and SAGE Metro St. Louis are thrilled to announce that we’ve been awarded a two years contract through the Missouri Foundation for Health to continue the work of the LGBT health access team. The LGBT health access team is […]