Who we are
its founding in 1975, the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Caucus
has been an association of public health professionals committed to furthering
LGBT issues within the American Public Health Association (APHA) and the field
of public health at large.
Our primary focus is to prepare an outstanding scientific session of LGBT public health research at each year's APHA Annual Meeting. Additionally, our caucus works on crafting policy statements for APHA, and works with other LGBT Health organizations to support critical health policy issues throughout the year. We offer a student mentorship program, and support LGBTQ public health professionals at every stage of their careers! If you are interested in getting involved, please email us at APHALGBT@gmail.com !
Looking for Professional Community?s
The LGBT Caucus is seeking abstracts for presentations in its scientific sessions at the Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association in Philadelphia, PA, November 2-6, 2019. Abstracts focused on any aspects of LGBTQ health will be considered. This year, abstracts are especially welcome related to activism/community organizing and LGBTQ health, the health of LGBTQ people of color, the impact of social policies and political climates on LGBTQ health, LGBTQ health and healthcare in Philadelphia, and reproductive health of LGBTQ people.
The abstract deadline is Saturday, February 23, 2019 and more details can be found in the Call for Abstracts at https://apha.confex.com/apha/2019/lgbt.htm
We have also opened our Call for Reviewers at https://apha.confex.com/apha/2019/lgbt/cfr.cgi and that deadline is Friday, January 31, 2019.
The Caucus will again be granting two student awards. The Walter J. Lear Outstanding Student Research Award recognizes exceptional student work on LGBTQ health research. The award is given to the student with the highest scoring abstract and includes a year-long LGBT Caucus membership as well as a stipend to attend the annual meeting; please indicate student status when submitting the abstract to be considered for the award. The Grant W. Farmer Memorial Scholarship supports undergraduate or graduate students in attending the annual meeting; applications can be found at http://aphalgbt.org/Awards and must be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday August 9, 2019.
Connection: You are connected to a larger group banded together to improve the health of sexual and gender minorities across the nation.
Public Policy / Advocacy: You can offer contribution to the strong advocacy programs centered on assuring that public health voices are being heard. You can keep track of public health issues under consideration by the State Legislature.
Free Informational Services: The caucus keeps members in touch with each other and current issues through the caucus' web site and email updates of emerging issues relevant to public health.