Affordable Care Act to Improve LGBT Data Collection, Stakeholders Call Tomorrow

By Gustavo Torrez

Program Manager, Network for LGBT Health Equity

The Network is pleased to report that Tomorrow, Wednesday, June 29, 2011 There will be a Stakeholders Call where Garth Graham , Deputy Assistant Secretary for Minority Health and Sherry Glied, Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation will make an important announcement regarding how the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is proposing to improve data standards and collection in LGBT communities. In an ongoing effort to help reduce health disparities, through the goals of the Affordable Care Act, tomorrow’s stakeholders call is sure to be another milestone in our efforts to further collect data on our communities. We encourage you all to please participate, and prepare questions you may have as there will be a brief questions and answer session following the announcement.

WHEN: Wednesday, June 29, 2011, 1:30 pm ET/10:30 am PT
Call in number:  888-220-3088
Passcode: Health Care

Tomorrow’s Speakers:

Garth Graham,

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Minority Health

Sherry Glied,

Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation

Kellan Baker,

Center for American Progress

As you may be aware, Dr. Scout announced huge gains last week in his blog post titled: Backstory, win, & work ahead: Secty Announces HHS Will collect LGBT Data.   His post outlines the history, and efforts which lead to tomorrows call. There is a lot of work that has been done and much more to come. Every step forward is progress, no matter how small, it’s a success. Lately, I feel we are making huge strides, and look forward to what the future  holds.

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