Come Out for LGBT Health!

Hello world!

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender healthcare consumers from across the nation share their healthcare stories…

Have you told yours?

Help us build the largest video & in print collection of personal health care stories specific to LGBT healthcare consumers online!

The National Coalition for LGBT Health in conjunction with coaliton members includng Rainbow Access Initiative, Inc. is committed to creating opportunities for LGBT healthcare consumers to tell their story.  For too long LGBT consumers have been left out of the conversation, not any longer.  

We are collecting personal LGBT healthcare stories documented on video and in print.  Contact us at Director@RainbowAccess.org to share yours.   

For more information on the National Coalition for LGBT Health visit http://lgbthealth.webolutionary.com/ and on Facebook at National Coalition for LGBT Health.  You can learn more about Rainbow Access Initiative, Inc. at http://www.rainbowaccess.org/ or find us on Facebook at Rainbow Access Initiative.  

Why, because your story matter!

 Step 1:  Make a commitment to share a healthcare story personal to you!

 Step 2:  Prepare.  Think about your healthcare story.  What is it that you would like to share with others?  (see below for a list of questions to consider)

 Step 3:  Document your story in print or on video.  (*in print ~ 1000 words or less / videos ~ 5 minutes or less)

 Step 4:  Contact & Share.  Let us know you want to post your story on LGBThealthstory.wordpress.com by  emailing director@rainbowaccess.org or by commenting on an exisiting post.

Questions that need answers…

What was your best health care experience?  ~  What was your worst health care experience?  ~  Where do you go for your medical care?  ~  What are your big health care hurdles?  ~  When did you come out to your health care provider?  ~  How LGBTQ culturally competent is your health care provider(s)?  ~  What would improve your health care experience?  ~  What changes have occurred in your health care needs as you get older?  ~  How does your family access health care?  ~  If you don’t have health insurance, what do you do for medical care?

How about National Health Care reform and the impact the Affordable Care Act has had on you?

This is your chance to offer feedback to the White House and the Department of Health & Human Services as they work with National LGBT healthcare adovcates and organizations to improve LGBT Healthcare in America.  As such, please consider sharing your thoughts…

What do you know about National Health Care Reform and/or the Affordable Care Act?  How has the National Health Care reform process  impacted you?  What do you want out of health care reform in America (more LGBT culturally competent providers, LGBT medical clinics, better insurance coverage, etc)?

Thank you for taking the time to share your story!

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