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National LGBT Health Awareness Week: Come Out for Health

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National LGBT Health Awareness Week 2012 kicks off on Monday, March 26, with the theme “Come Out for Health”.  Each year, the National Coalition for LGBT Health organizes this observance as a way to empower and engage the community in the ongoing work of advocating for culturally competent healthcare services and LGBT inclusive public policy.  So how can you get involved?

First, check out the fact sheets developed by the Coalition on healthcare topics of importance for LGBT people and browse the list of events planned for the week. Plan to call in to the LGBT Health Awareness Week presentation by Dr. Mary Wakefield, Administrator of the Health Resources Services Administration, on Tuesday, March 27 at 2:00 p.m. ET. You can also observe the week by writing a letter to the editor of your local newspaper or post a  blog entry on the importance of LGBT health issues. Or you can ask healthcare facilities in your community, including hospitals and clinics, to participate in HRC’s Healthcare Equality Index.

HRC is a proud sponsor of National LGBT Health Awareness Week 2012.  Check back for more blog updates throughout the week.

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