LGBT Health and Well-being
HHS works to improve the health and well-being of all Americans, including those who are Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT). This includes ensuring that LGBT Americans, families, and communities receive equal access to health services; providing enhanced resources for LGBT health issues; developing better information regarding LGBT health needs; and working to close the LGBT health disparities gap that currently exists.
HHS has led efforts to ensure that LGBT Americans receive respectful and culturally competent medical care and that they have the security of affordable health care that meets their needs.
One key result of these efforts was the formation of the LGBT Issues Coordinating Committee comprised of senior representatives from each division of HHS. This committee coordinates LGBT-related policies across the department and recommends future actions that HHS can take to improve the health and well-being of LGBT individuals.
Each year the Committee releases a report highlighting accomplishments across HHS and offers objectives for the following 12 months. Click on the links below to read each year’s report.
- HHS LGBT Issues Coordinating Committee 2014 Report
- HHS LGBT Issues Coordinating Committee 2013 Report
- HHS LGBT Issues Coordinating Committee 2012 Report
- Secretary’s Recommended Actions to Improve the Health and Well-Being of LGBT Communities (2011 Report)
Content last reviewed on March 26, 2015