The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services hosts an LGBT Public Health Listening Session on Friday, Oct. 26 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m at Virginia Commonwealth University.
Joanne Grossi, Regional Director of HHS Region III, hosts the event co-sponsored by Equality Virginia.
The event will be held in Richmond Salons I and II at the University Student Commons, 907 Floyd Ave., Richmond, VA 23220
In 2010, President Obama issued a memorandum directing HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to make recommendations with respect to health and human services issues that affect LGBT individuals and their families.
On April 1, 2011, HHS issued a comprehensive summary of recommendations to the President including advance directives, hospital visitation, HIV/AIDS strategy, adoption and foster regulations and affordable health care among others.
While the HHS endeavors have made progress in these areas, they continue to request input on what issues needs to be addressed to improve LGBT health.
Registration is free and open to the public. Send an email with name, organization, title, email address and phone number to Tiara Davis (email@example.com) by Wednesday, October 24th or call 804.643.4816.
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