APHA's Annual Meeting
The LGBTQ Health Caucus infused LGBTQ public health content throughout the APHA Annual Meeting through tailored sessions.
Cultivating and Supporting Early Career Researchers
Our student awards are strong component of our commitment to advancing the field of LGBT health. We have two student awards, awarded annually, one for the highest scoring student scientific abstract, and another to support a student who my not otherwise be able to attend APHA. See out Awards section to learn more about it!
Additionally, our Caucus Mentorship Program is an annual initiative that connects our student members to more senior researchers and practitioners to provide insight and guidance on professional development and to allow for networking among those with common interests. Potential mentors and mentees who identify as LGBTQ or who have interests in LGBTQ health are generally matched during the winter and the program runs through the following APHA Annual Meeting in the fall. For questions about the Mentorship Program, please reach out to our Student Chair.
Focus on Policy
Policy Announcement! Submit a comment on the Federal Register Notice about changes to Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act. As many of you know, Section 1557 of the ACA provided guidance about civil rights protections, especially pertaining to members of the LGBTQ community.
For more information about what a public comment is, how to write one, and key talking points to protect Trans health, please read up on this incredibly useful page from the National Center for Transgender Equality.
What it currently is: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/05/18/2016-11458/nondiscrimination-in-health-programs-and-activities?utm_campaign=subscription+mailing+list&utm_medium=email&utm_source=federalregister.gov
Federal Register Notice for Proposed changes: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/06/14/2019-11512/nondiscrimination-in-health-and-health-education-programs-or-activities