Vast Disparities in Health & Human Services for New York’s LGBT Community Highlighted in New Report by Hunter’s LGBT Institute
The Hunter College Institute for LGBT Social Science and Public Policy has issued a new report with recommendations to achieve equity in health and human services for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community in New York State. The report, A Blueprint for Meeting LGBT Health and Human Services Needs in New York State, made recommendations that include:
- Creating a cabinet-level position for LGBT health and human services in the office of the Governor;
- Training mainstream service providers to be culturally competent to work with the LGBT community;
- Focusing more attention on the needs of the transgender community to be more “T-inclusive.”
Developed by the Hunter College LGBT Institute, in collaboration with Empire State Pride Agenda Foundation and the New York State Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Health and Human Services Network, the report provides the most comprehensive needs assessment and approaches that government and non-governmental agencies can take to reduce and eliminate health disparities for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people throughout New York State.
A copy of the report can be found here.
Published on October 6, 2010