Take the 2018 LGBTQ Health Survey
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) Coloradans experience greater health disparities than their non-LGBTQ peers, but the reality is very little data is collected on it. It’s time to change that.
That’s why One Colorado is launching a survey to better understand the current state of healthcare for LGBTQ people in Colorado. The 2018 LGBTQ health survey will ask you about healthcare, insurance coverage, and mental and behavioral health, as well as some more in-depth questions about seeking care as a transgender person. The information from the survey, which will take about 20 minutes to complete, will give us a clearer picture of the barriers that LGBTQ Coloradans experience when accessing care.
LGBTQ Coloradans face discrimination, bias, and barriers to LGBTQ-competent care. We need to fix this, but it is harder to create change without data. Questions about sexual orientation and gender identity were even taken out of the 2020 US Census Bureau survey.
One Colorado and our partners launched the first Colorado LGBTQ health survey in 2011, and so much has changed since then because of what we learned – including the Affordable Care Act, Medicaid expansion, and achieving non-discrimination protections based on sexual orientation and transgender status in Colorado insurance plans. It’s time to update what we know about LGBTQ health here in Colorado, so we can tell lawmakers and healthcare providers what needs to change to create a healthier and more equitable state for LGBTQ Coloradans.
Know someone who would be interested in taking the 2018 LGBTQ Health Survey? Send them to one-co.co/2018LGBTQHealth, and spread the word on social media through the hashtags #LGBTQhealthmatters and #COhealth!