We need you to tell HHS about your health care experiences

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is coming to your area to hear about experiences the LGBT community has had with medical providers. HHS has been holding sessions across the country this fall, and will soon be coming to a city near you.

At the Task Force, we’ve been working closely with HHS to make health care fair and inclusive for all lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. Our advocacy teams have been telling HHS what we think is broken about the health care system for LGBT people, but we don’t have enough stories from real people. So, we need you to tell them what the LGBT community needs.

If you are a patient, make sure to share any positive or negative experiences you’ve had as an LGBT person going to the doctor (insurance claims, front office staff interactions, experiences with medical personnel, etc.). If you work in the medical field, talk about best practices for LGBT health, especially if you’ve implemented them successfully.

If you find yourself close to one of these listening sessions you should attend and make your voice heard, RSVP today!

Milwaukee, Wis.
Monday, November 28, 2011
5:30pm – 7:00pm
Milwaukee LGBT Community Center
252 E. Highland Avenue, Milwaukee, WI
(414) 271-2656
RSVP: mcage@mkelgbt.org

Phoenix, Ariz.
Thursday, December 1, 2011
11:00am – 1:00pm
Arizona State University – Historic Post Office
522 N. Central Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85007
RSVP: Region9ORD@hhs.gov

Philadelphia, Pa.
Friday, December 2, 2011
10:00am – 12:00pm
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Public Ledger Building
150 S. Independence Mall West
Conference Room 415
Philadelphia, PA 19106
RSVP: aryanna.abouzari@hhs.gov by November 30th

Atlanta, Ga.
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
Sam Nunn Atlanta Federal Center
61 Forsyth St SW, 2nd Floor
Atlanta, GA 30303
RSVP: Ordatlanta@hhs.gov