Pennsylvania 2018 LGBT Health Needs Assessment

Pennsylvania 2018 LGBT Health Needs Assessment Summary Report Released!

The Pennsylvania Department of Health recently partnered with LGBT centers across the state to gather health and wellness information. The 2018 Pennsylvania LGBT Health Needs Assessment produced data on LGBT health and supports identification of health disparities in tobacco use, cancer, HIV, obesity, behavioral health, and more. Pennsylvania partnered with Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center to reach a statewide purposeful sample. The Pennsylvania 2018 LGBT Health Needs Assessment was conducted in collaboration with LGBT HealthLink, a program of CenterLink. This collaboration allowed Pennsylvania to use a CDC-vetted tool, and opens future possibilities for improved trend analyses and state-to-state comparison data. A total of 4,679 Pennsylvania LGBT respondents participated in the 2018 LGBT Health Needs Assessment. Respondents are from over 800 different ZIP codes across 64 of Pennsylvania’s 67 counties.

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