Promoting LGBT Health and Wellbeing Through Inclusive Policy Development

Promoting LGBT Health and Wellbeing Through Inclusive Policy Development

This paper discusses the importance of including gender and sexually diverse populations in policy development towards a more inclusive form of health promotion.

Author: Nick J. Mule , Lori E. Ross , Barry Deeprose , Beth E. Jackson , Andrea Daley Source: BioMed Central Journal: International Journal for Equity in Health Origin Country: England Publish Date: 2009-05-15 Publication City: London Languages: .Resource Type: , .Resource Topics: , , , , .Target Audiences: , . Last Modified: 2017-11-23

“In this paper we argue the importance of including gender and sexually diverse populations in policy development towards a more inclusive form of health promotion. We emphasize the need to address the broad health and wellbeing issues and needs of LGBT people, rather than exclusively using an illness-based focus such as HIV/AIDS. We critically examine the limitations of population health, the social determinants of health (SDOH), and public health goals, in light of the lack of recognition of gender and sexually diverse individuals and communities.”

 

Additional authors include Anna Travers and Dick Moore.