HHS reports ‘significant strides’ for LGBT health

LGBT health logoBY The Seattle Lesbian

Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Kathleen Sebelius Wednesday released a report detailing the Department of Health and Human Services’ significant strides over the past year as well as its objectives for the coming year for improving the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) individuals, families, and communities. The Department’s recent and future work encompasses a range of investments to help reduce health disparities and ensure equality and health security for LGBT Americans, from LGBT-inclusive research and data collection to equal access to affordable, quality health coverage.

“I am very proud of the strides that HHS has made to ensure equality for the LGBT community,” Secretary Sebelius said. “[Wednesday’s] report details the department’s unprecedented commitment to the health and well-being of LGBT Americans, and I look forward to helping strengthen that commitment.”

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