Minority/LGBTQI - Health & Wellness
The ACOFP has developed a Minority/LGBTQI Health and Wellness Committee with the mission to eliminate health disparities with the emphasis on minority and LGBTQI populations by providing education, resources and awareness to colleagues and patients.
"Our goals are as diverse as we are - our hope is to address the health care needs of people,
not of a category of people but the needs of an individual."
LESBIAN, GAY, BI-SEXUAL, TRANSGENDER, & QUESTIONING (LGBTQ) & MINORITY POPULATIONS
The Minority/LGBTQI Health & Wellness Committee recognizes that some segments of our patient population are not getting the health care they deserve because of the stigma and discrimination they feel in the health care arena.
To do this, we will start with developing a source that physicians can use to direct patients needing specific health services.
- We will strive to make our LGBTQ and minority patients informed about health issues and to make them feel comfortable to ask questions without the fear of judgment.
- We will need to educate our physicians by providing resources and lectures about the specific needs of this population.
- We will strive to make patients feel comfortable so that a label no longer keeps them from quality health care.
- We will try to open doors for healthcare choices.
LGBT RESOURCES > MINORITY RESOURCES > ADDITIONAL RESOURCES
If we expand the health care and wellness of this population, we have done our job.