Funded by the Pennsylvania Department of Health, the Pennsylvania LGBTQ Health Needs Assessment is a biannual survey conducted to evaluate health needs, health disparities, and barriers to care impacting LGBTQ+ Pennsylvanians. The PA LGBTQ Health Needs Assessment collects data on healthcare experiences, nutrition, exercise, tobacco use, drug and alcohol use, sexual health, mental health, and food and housing security.
In 2020, only 372 Pennsylvanians over age 65 participated in the survey. In total, over 6,000 people responded. It would be helpful to have more data on older Pennsylvanians so that we can do more to effectively outreach to and serve the LGBTQ community.
Here are the links and information on the 2022 PA LGBTQ Health Needs Assessment. Please share this with your networks. As I understand it, the survey doesn’t have a “hard” close date, but will likely end around the second week of March.
This information was also part of the February Inside Aging, which was published today.
Please share with and around your networks.