2019 National LGBT Health Awareness Week Social Media and Promotional Toolkit

The National Coalition for LGBT Health is pleased to provide this year’s Social Media and Promotional Toolkit to promote the 17th annual National LGBT Health Awareness Week, being held March 25-29. This year’s theme is “Reject Rhetoric. Reflect Reality. Our Health Won’t Be Denied!” Created in 2003 by the Coalition, the Week raises awareness of timely LGBT health issues. Last year, the Coalition and its partners reached over 3 million people through social media and in person advocacy and educational events about LGBT issues, including public accommodation, healthcare discrimination, and behavioral health inequities. The Coalition created the Social Media and Promotional Toolkit to help organizations participate in this year’s National LGBT Health Awareness Week. The materials can be adapted for their own LGBT health awareness events and activities. 

2019 National LGBT Health Awareness Week Social Media and Promotional Toolkit

The National Coalition for LGBT Health proudly announces that the theme of the 2019 LGBT Health Awareness Week is “Reject Rhetoric. Reflect Reality. Our Health Won’t Be Denied!‘   2019 National LGBT Health Awareness Week Theme  Announced!

This theme acknowledges the ongoing rhetoric surrounding LGBT health issues, from health insurance and data collection to health inequities and access to culturally competent care. It encourages a rejection of this rhetoric for a presentation of facts that reflect the realities of LGBT health today.     

Please click here to download the 2019 National LGBT Health Awareness Week poster. A Social Media Toolkit will be distributed later this week. The Coalition encourages the LGBTQ Community to use the theme and personalize it for their specific needs.  

If you have questions or need assistance, please e-mail: info@healthlgbt.org or call: (202) 232-6749

 

Become a 2019 National LGBT Health Awareness Week Partner!

The National Coalition for LGBT Health invites organizations to become a partner of the 17th Annual National LGBT Health Awareness Week – March 25-29, 2019.

Created by the Coalition in 2003, National LGBT Health Awareness Week features partner organizations who raise awareness of timely LGBT health issues.

Partners for National LGBT Health Awareness Week participate in educational and advocacy activities throughout the Week, while conducting their own activities to raise awareness of LGBT health issues, including those related to their organization’s interests.

To sign up as a partnering organization, click the button below. If you have questions, please contact Chris Rothermel at chris@healthlgbt.org or 202-507-4729. 

Last year, nearly 200 organizations nationwide partnered with the Coalition for a successful Awareness Week. Look below to see if your organization participated in 2018. Together, we reached over 3 million people on Twitter and Facebook, educated individuals from 300 organizations through a webinar on LGBT health, and engaged 80 Congressional offices with information impacting LGBT health including public accommodation, discrimination in healthcare, and behavioral health outcomes.

Read the 2108 LGBT Awareness Week news release here.

2018 National LGBT Health Awareness Week Was An OUTstanding Success!

The National Coalition for LGBT Health was proud to coordinate the 16th annual National LGBT Health Awareness Week, held from March 26-30, 2018, with the theme of “OUTfront for LGBT Health.” The theme was decided based on feedback from a survey of Coalition members, who identified access and health equity as key issues in LGBT healthcare. Some of the challenges facing LGBT individuals include access to public accommodations, structural health disparities, discrimination in healthcare, and behavioral health outcomes.

Initial results from the Week include:

  • Reached over 3 million people on Twitter and Facebook
  • Partnered with over 170 organizations
  • Educated staff at over 300 organizations through our webinar
  • Engaged 80 Congressional offices

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2019 National LGBT Health Awareness Week Social Media and Promotional Toolkit

The National Coalition for LGBT Health is pleased to provide this year’s Social Media and Promotional Toolkit to promote the 17th annual National LGBT Health Awareness Week, being held March 25-29. This year’s theme is “Reject Rhetoric. Reflect Reality. Our Health Won’t Be Denied!” Created in 2003 by the Coalition, the Week raises awareness of timely LGBT health issues. Last year, the Coalition and its partners reached over 3 million people through social media and in person advocacy and educational events about LGBT issues, including public accommodation, healthcare discrimination, and behavioral health inequities. The Coalition created the Social Media and Promotional Toolkit to help organizations participate in this year’s National LGBT Health Awareness Week. The following materials can be adapted for their own LGBT health awareness events and activities. 

2019 National LGBT Health Awareness Week Social Media and Promotional Toolkit

The National Coalition for LGBT Health proudly announces that the theme of the 2019 LGBT Health Awareness Week is “Reject Rhetoric. Reflect Reality. Our Health Won’t Be Denied!‘   2019 National LGBT Health Awareness Week Theme  Announced!

This theme acknowledges the ongoing rhetoric surrounding LGBT health issues, from health insurance and data collection to health inequities and access to culturally competent care. It encourages a rejection of this rhetoric for a presentation of facts that reflect the realities of LGBT health today.     

Please click here to download the 2019 National LGBT Health Awareness Week poster. A Social Media Toolkit will be distributed later this week. The Coalition encourages the LGBTQ Community to use the theme and personalize it for their specific needs.  

If you have questions or need assistance, please e-mail: info@healthlgbt.org or call: (202) 232-6749

 

Become a 2019 National LGBT Health Awareness Week Partner!

The National Coalition for LGBT Health invites organizations to become a partner of the 17th Annual National LGBT Health Awareness Week – March 25-29, 2019.

Created by the Coalition in 2003, National LGBT Health Awareness Week features partner organizations who raise awareness of timely LGBT health issues.

Partners for National LGBT Health Awareness Week participate in educational and advocacy activities throughout the Week, while conducting their own activities to raise awareness of LGBT health issues, including those related to their organization’s interests.

To sign up as a partnering organization, click the button below. If you have questions, please contact Chris Rothermel at chris@healthlgbt.org or 202-507-4729. 

Last year, nearly 200 organizations nationwide partnered with the Coalition for a successful Awareness Week. Look below to see if your organization participated in 2018. Together, we reached over 3 million people on Twitter and Facebook, educated individuals from 300 organizations through a webinar on LGBT health, and engaged 80 Congressional offices with information impacting LGBT health including public accommodation, discrimination in healthcare, and behavioral health outcomes.

Read the 2108 LGBT Awareness Week news release here.

2018 National LGBT Health Awareness Week Was An OUTstanding Success!

The National Coalition for LGBT Health was proud to coordinate the 16th annual National LGBT Health Awareness Week, held from March 26-30, 2018, with the theme of “OUTfront for LGBT Health.” The theme was decided based on feedback from a survey of Coalition members, who identified access and health equity as key issues in LGBT healthcare. Some of the challenges facing LGBT individuals include access to public accommodations, structural health disparities, discrimination in healthcare, and behavioral health outcomes.

Initial results from the Week include:

  • Reached over 3 million people on Twitter and Facebook
  • Partnered with over 170 organizations
  • Educated staff at over 300 organizations through our webinar
  • Engaged 80 Congressional offices

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Partners

The Coalition thanks the following organizations for joining us as Partners for National LGBT Health Awareness Week 2018:

  • ABCD
  • acr health / q center
  • Action Wellness
  • AID Upstate
  • AIDS Foundation Houston
  • AIDS Resource
  • Alaska Family Medicine Residency/Providence Family Medicine Center
  • Alder Health Services
  • Aliviane, Inc.
  • Alliance for Positive Change
  • Alliance for Positive Health
  • Amida Care
  • Anthem
  • Arkansas RAPPS, Inc.
  • Arnot Health Ivy Clinic
  • Asian Pacific AIDS Intervention Team
  • Aunt Martha’s Health & Wellness
  • Baltimore City Health Department
  • Boston Senior Home Care
  • Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center
  • Brightpoint Health
  • Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University
  • Callen-Lorde Community Health Center
  • Case Western Reserve University AIDS Clinical Research Site
  • Center for Black Equity
  • Central Virginia Health Services
  • Centro San Vicente
  • Champaign-Urbana Public Health District
  • Chicago Department of Public Health
  • Circle Care Center
  • Community Catalyst
  • Community Health Center, Inc.
  • Community HealthNet, Inc.
  • Community Outreach Medical Center
  • Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
  • Detroit Health Department
  • East Carolina University
  • East Carolina University Division of Infectious Diseases                      and International Travel Health
  • Equality California
  • Equality North Carolina
  • Equality Texas
  • Equitas Health
  • Erise Williams & Associates, Inc.
  • Excellus BCBS
  • Family Health Centers of San Diego
  • Family Health Council of Central PA
  • FLAS, INC.
  • Florida Department of Health-Orange County
  • Fredericksburg Area HIV/AIDS Support Services
  • Fundacion Latinoamericana De Accion Social, Inc. (FLAS)
  • GMHC
  • Harlem Pride
  • Hartford Gay and Lesbian Collective
  • Health Education Learning Project
  • HealthRIGHT 360
  • Hep Free Hawaii
  • HIV Alliance
  • HIV/AIDS Services for African Americans in Alaska
  • Hofstra University
  • House of Blahnik
  • ICHC
  • Identity Youth Center
  • Imperial Valley LGBT Resource Center
  • International Black Women’s Congress
  • Keystone Community Outreach
  • Kind Clinic
  • Kuaana Project/ Life Foundation
  • LBGT PA Caucus of the AAPA
  • Legacy Community Health
  • LGBdenT
  • LGBT Center Orange County
  • LGBT Life Center
  • Louisiana Office of Public Health, STD/HIV Program
  • M4 Project
  • Magic City Acceptance Center
  • Mary’s House for Older Adults
  • Maryland Department of Health
  • MBI Health Services
  • Men’s Health Network
  • Mental Health Association
  • Mount Sinai Health System
  • National Black Justice Coalition
  • National Coalition of STD Directors
  • National LGBT Cancer Network
  • Neighborhood Medical Center, Inc.
  • NYC Health Hospital Harlem
  • NYU Langone Health
  • One Colorado Education Fund
  • Open Door Clinic of Greater Elgin
  • Open Health Care Clinic
  • Out for Health, Planned Parenthood
  • Out2Enroll
  • Penn Medicine Program for LGBT Health
  • Perceptions, Inc.
  • Positive Health Clinic
  • Positive Health Solutions
  • Positively U Inc
  • Pridelines
  • Rad Care
  • RAD Remedy
  • Radiant Health Centers
  • Raising Women’s Voices
  • Renewed Mental Health, LLC
  • Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Rollins School of Public Health
  • Sacramento LGBT Community Center
  • Safe Out
  • San Diego LGBT Community Center
  • San Ysidro Health
  • SBH Health System
  • SexTEAM, University of Puerto Rico
  • Shelby County Health Department
  • South Florida Bisexual+ Network
  • Southern Tier AIDS Program
  • Southwest Louisiana Area Health Education Center
  • STAR TRACK Adolescent Health Program
  • STI Regional Response Coalition
  • SUNY Upstate Medical University
  • Tapestry
  • The AIDS Institute
  • The DC Center for the LGBT Community
  • The Gender Wellness Center/Susquhanna Family Practice
  • The Grand Rapids Red Project
  • The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center (NY)
  • The LOFT LGBT Community Services Center
  • The Project WOW LGBTQ Center
  • Transcend Legal
  • Treasure Coast Food Bank in partnership with the Health Council of Southeast Florida
  • True North Counseling Group
  • Tulane University
  • UCHAPS
  • Unity Empowerment Resource Center/ Palmetto AIDS Life Support Services
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • University of Houston-Downtown
  • University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill Health Disparities Research Collective
  • University of Rochester-Center for Community Practice
  • Valley AIDS Information Network Inc.
  • Vanderbilt Program for LGBTI Health, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
  • Veterans Health Administration
  • VICARE, Inc.
  • VOCAL-NY
  • WestCare CA
  • Whitman-Walker Health
  • Women With A Vision
  • Young Invincibles
  • Bisexual Resource Center
  • Coastal Bend Wellness Foundation
  • Ron Simmons Consulting
  • Metro Wellness & Community Centers
  • Montefiore Prevention Center
  • Emerald Counseling & Consulting Services

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Goals

For the National Coalition for LGBT Health, the top goals of this year’s LGBT Health Awareness Week are:

  • Creating positive action for LGBT healthcare access by raising awareness of LGBT health disparities among policy-makers, the public, and the LGBT community
  • Educating the public about efforts to reduce the stigma and discrimination LGBT individuals face in the healthcare system

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Social Media Outreach

On social media, the Coalition used the following hashtags throughout the 2018 Health Awareness Week. To view our social media posts from the week, search these hashtags on Twitter and Facebook:

#LGBTHAW18

#OUTfront

#OUTspoken

#OUTvisible

#OUTcompetent

#OUTclusive

The #LGBTHAW18 and #OUTfront Campaign was kicked off with a #MillennialMon Twitter chat co-hosted by the Coalition and the Young Invincibles, educating thousands of young people about LGBT health disparities and actions they can take to improve access to health care and reduce barriers for communities across the LGBT spectrum. Tuesday we were busy live-tweeting our healthcare discrimination webinar!

The Twitter chats were successful in getting #LGBTHAW18 trending on Twitter!

Thank you to all of our partners and friends who were #OUTfront for LGBT Health on social media! 

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Poster

Download the National LGBT Health Awareness Week 2018 official poster here


Logos

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Facebook Frame

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Poster

Awareness Graphics

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Sample Posts and Tweets

Below are sample Facebook posts and Tweets that the Coalition and its partners sent out throughout LGBT Health Awareness Week on social media. Scroll down to find sample posts by topic:

OUTfront

  • This year, our community must remain #OUTfront with our providers, lawmakers, and fellow community members about our healthcare needs. #LGBTHAW18
  • All of the LGBT community must be #OUTfront to fight for quality healthcare for all members of the community regardless of race, gender, or health status. #LGBTHAW18
  • Our community will remain #OUTfront in ensuring the preservation of rights and protections for LGBT patients. We demand that other healthcare leaders strive to be equally proactive. #LGBTHAW18

OUTvisible

  • LGBTQ individuals are almost 3 times more likely than others to experience a mental health condition. Help us make this behavioral health disparity #OUTvisible!  #LGBTHAW18
  • LGBTQ youth are 4 times more likely to commit suicide. LGBTQ individuals struggling with mental health deserve to be #OUTvisible! #LGBTHAW18
  • Nearly 1 in 5 #transgender women are living with HIV. Marginalized groups need to be #OUTvisible if we want that statistic to change. #LGBTHAW18
  • We need accurate data to address health problems in the LGBT community. Our healthcare needs deserve to be #OUTvisible #LGBTHAW18
  • Researchers must ask about the LGBT community in order to better serve our community! Let’s move from invisible to #OUTvisible research. #LGBTHAW18

OUTspoken

  • Be #OUTspoken for LGBT Health! Submit a comment to HHS in opposition to the Conscience Division, which would protect doctors who refuse to treat LGBT patients: http://bit.ly/2Hk4sVo. #LGBTHAW18
  • We will not be left out of the conversation & will support lawmakers who are #OUTspoken for the LGBT community #LGBTHAW18
  • Medicaid is the largest provider of HIV medication. Medicaid expansion ensures that people living with HIV can get treatment earlier and for an affordable price. Medicaid and other medical lifelines need our #OUTspoken support! #LGBTHAW18
  • As attempts are made to remove healthcare protections for the LGBT community at the federal level, we stand united & #OUTspoken in our opposition. #LGBTHAW18

OUTclusive

  • 8% of LGB folks and 27% of transgender and gender-nonconforming folks reported being denied needed health care. The LGBT community deserves #OUTclusive care!  #LGBTHAW18
  • Healthcare infrastructure, from government agencies to provider’s offices, should ask about, recognize, and address the specific medical needs of LGBT individuals. #OUTclusive care should be the new normal! #LGBTHAW18
  • LGBT individuals who make less than 20k a year are more likely to face abusive language or denial of care than their wealthier counterparts. Medical providers should be #OUTclusive of all those in need of care! #LGBTHAW18

OUTcompetent

  • Only 1 in 3 PrEP-aware providers have ever prescribed it. We need providers to give our community #OUTcompetent care! #LGBTHAW18
  • More than half of gay and bisexual men say that they have never discussed HIV with their doctor. The LGBTQ community deserves #OUTcompetent providers who know how to have sensitive conversations. #LGBTHAW18
  • #OUTcompetent care is non-negotiable! Without knowledgeable staff, LGBT lives are at risk! #LGBTHAW18
  • 90% of trans patients don’t believe there are enough trained providers to care for them. #OUTcompetent providers should be the rule, not the exception. #LGBTHAW18

For a pdf of the sample posts, click here.

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