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Breaking the Cycle: Funding LGBTQ Health Equity Work

Date and time: 
October 3, 2013 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Humphrey School, Rm 215 (Wilkins Rm), 301 19th Ave. SouthMpls, MN 55455

Please join us to learn more about a summer 2013 Nelson Program research project done in partnership with the Rainbow Health Initiative (RHI). The RHI is a non-profit that advances health equity for all LGBTQ people.

Many nonprofits offer crucial services and conduct useful research. Although some are funded through individual donors, most nonprofits rely on grants and contracts from government agencies and private foundations to fund their work. Community based nonprofits are an effective tool to address health disparities in certain populations. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) populations experience many unique and challenging health disparities. Considering the potential of nonprofits in addressing LGBTQ health disparities, this research project sought to understand: How does discrimination affect LGBTQ health equity programs? Which health equity funders identify LGBTQ people as targets for funding? How do funders include LGBTQ people, and to what extent?