Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

Addressing Health Disparities Affecting Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Youth and Adults in Wisconsin

Evidence suggests that health disparities exist between the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) and non-LGBT populations in Wisconsin and elsewhere. The authors recommend that the Wisconsin Department of Health Services include questions about gender identity and sexual orientation in its regular data collection. They describe four promising practices to reduce these disparities and outline a decision-making matrix to inform the agency's plan to address health needs of Wisconsin's LGBT residents.

Additional analysis of 2007 Youth Risk Behavior Survey data

Additional Info

  • Volume or issue no.: Workshop in Public Affairs, Public Affairs 869, taught by Karen Holden in spring 2009
  • Author(s): Lauren Benditt, Emily Engel, Melissa Gavin, and Elizabeth Stransky
  • Client Name: the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, HIV/AIDS Program, Division of Public Health