Monday, November 14, 2011

LGBT Friends-the Feds want to hear what you have to say :)

Dear Bloggers,

Flying Pig has graciously shared this info so that any of you who may have access to the opportunity below can hopefully attend. 

To anyone who has ever had an experience in the health care system…Tell HHS about it!

November 14, 2011
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is coming to your area to ask for experiences the LGBT community has had with medical providers. The Task Force has 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 working hard to tell HHS what is broken about the Health Care system for LGBT people, but we don’t have enough stories of real people. Now it’s your turn to tell them what the LGBT community needs. Take a look at the cities and dates below and RSVP today!
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!
Seattle Monday, 11/14 @ 1pm: RSVP to
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
2201 6th Avenue, Suite 204
Seattle, Washington 98121
Denver Tuesday, 11/15 @ 10am: RSVP to
Founders Room, Mile High United Way
2505 18th Street
Denver, CO 80211
Portland Tuesday, 11/15@ 1pm: RSVP to
Gus Solomon Courthouse, Courtroom 71 (7th floor)
620 SW Main Street
Portland, Oregon 97205