Monday, July 30, 2018

2018 LGBTQ Health Survey

We know that lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) Coloradans face greater health disparities than their non-LGBTQ peers, but very little data is collected on it. It’s time to change that.

The 2018 LGBTQ health survey asks about healthcare, insurance coverage, and mental and behavioral health, as well as some more in-depth questions about seeking care as a transgender person. The information from the survey, which will take about 20 minutes to complete, will give us a clearer picture of the barriers that LGBTQ Coloradans experience when accessing care. Participants can be entered to win a $25 gift card, is they elect and give their information to do so.

This survey was initially created in 2011 by One Colorado Education Fund and its partners, and so much has changed since then because of what we learned - including the Affordable Care Act, Medicaid expansion, and achieving non-discrimination protections based on sexual orientation and transgender status in Colorado insurance plans. It’s time to update what we know about LGBTQ health here in Colorado, so we can tell lawmakers and healthcare providers what needs to change.

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