Healthy People 2020

From The Center:

The Federal Government’s “Healthy People 2020” Initiative Includes You!

For the first time, LGBT health needs are included in the federal government’s “Healthy People 2020” initiative.  Our inclusion in this initiative comes after extensive citizen feed back from the LGBT community and our health needs.

“Too many people are not reaching their full potential for health because of preventable conditions,” said Assistant Secretary for Health Howard K. Koh, M.D., M.P.H.  “Healthy People is the nation’s roadmap and compass for better health, providing our society a vision for improving both the quantity and quality of life for all Americans.”

Chronic diseases, such as heart disease, cancer and diabetes, are responsible for seven out of every 10 deaths among Americans each year and account for 75 percent of the nation’s health spending.  Many of the risk factors that contribute to the development of these diseases are preventable.

Now, you can get specific health information tailored to your needs specifically as a member of the LGBT community.  We’ve included the links below and hope you’ll take advantage of this exciting new initiative.

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health

http://www.healthypeople.gov/2020/

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