LGBT Health Awareness Week begins


National LGBT Health Awareness Week takes place through March 30, with organizers asking people to share their health care stories online.

The week, sponsored by the National Coalition for LGBT Health, coincides with Supreme Court oral arguments over the constitutionality of the federal Affordable Care Act.

The coalition partners and the Rainbow Access Initiative want to hear from LGBT consumers on:

• How federal healthcare reform has or how it will impact them.

• What unmet health care needs they have.

• The importance of LGBT culturally competency when searching for a health care provider.

The information collected will be provided to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, which is working to improve care for LGBT people.

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