Tag Archives: Public health

New Guidance Helps Ensure that Transgender Individuals Can Access Preventive Care

By: Andrew Shaughnessy Manager of Public Policy, PROMO New guidance issued by three federal agencies—the U.S. Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Treasury—could make a huge difference in lives of transgender individuals seeking access to preventive services. The guidance clarifies the rights that consumers have when accessing preventive services under the Affordable Care Act and specifically addresses […]

2014 Missouri Ranked #6 in the Nation on Hospital leaders in LGBT Healthcare

Originally posted on PROMOonline.org By: Andrew Shaughnessy, Manager of Public Policy 2014 had proven to be a monumental year for LGBT Missourians. Those monumental steps have been the recognition of out-of-state marriages by the State of Missouri, and the leadership of nearly 19 Missouri hospitals, who have been designated as “Leaders of LGBT Healthcare” by […]

HIV Transmission -> What We Know and Why Missouri Is Getting It Wrong

Originally posted on LGBT Health Link By: Andrew Shaughnessy http://blog.lgbthealthlink.org/2015/04/14/hiv-transmission-what-we-know-why-states-are-getting-it-wrong/ AIDS.gov states that certain body fluids from an HIV-positive person can transmit HIV. The body fluids mentioned are: Blood Semen (cum) Pre-seminal fluid (pre-cum) Recital fluids Vaginal fluids Breast milk Nowhere on this list does it mention saliva. Missouri laws criminalizes behaviors that the CDC regards […]

What are Missouri Health Advocates Doing for Transgender Health?

Originally posted by PROMOonline.org By: Andrew Shaughnessy http://promoonline.org/news/what-is-promo-doing-for-transgender-health.html As an advocate, I am often times asked questions about the work that I do.  At the 2014 Transgender Spectrum Conference on the campus of the University of Missouri – St. Louis I was asked, “What are we doing for transgender health in Missouri?”  With a smile, I […]

The health of LGBT Missourians: A growing problem with solutions

I‘m thrilled to be returning to my alma mater to present The health of LGBT Missourians: A growing problem with solutions at this year’s Statewide Collaborative Diversity Conference. On the campus of Missouri State University in Springfield, Missouri the conference will be held on March 25-27th, 2015. This year’s theme focuses on broadening the community with best practices showcased […]