In anticipation of our 2016 conference this week, we’re excited to unveil our newest project: the LGBTQI Health Resources Map! Borne of the need for a far-reaching statewide source of information, we hope that this map will provide a bridge between the many regional networks that provide competent and compassionate care, as well as between patients and providers who want to learn what is available to them in the safest and easiest method possible.
How It Works
You can access the map from anywhere on our site by clicking the Health Resources Map link in our navigation bar at the top of the page. Many counties have been clustered into larger regions that often share resources. Once you click on a region, the resources will appear below the map, categorized by types of services offered.
We recognize that this list is not comprehensive – not only is it a growing and changing resource (like many of our listings), but it is also a jumping-off point to connect to other sources of information. For example, we might not be able to list every LGBTQI organization in Los Angeles, but services like the LA LGBT Center can further recommend local options.
More on the way!
In the coming weeks, we will be publishing a series of blog posts about the benefits and challenges of building virtual bridges between patients and providers, and the larger goals of online social wellness. We hope you’ll join us!
Special thanks to Paul David Terry, Shea Hazarian, Kylie Blume, Tristan Boyer, Manpreet Kaur, and Page Design Group for their tremendous help in developing this map.
Improving OUTcomes coordinator and co-editor of the Improving OUTcomes website and blog.
Edward J. Callahan, PhD
Professor Emeritus of Family and Community Medicine
Chair, Vice Chancellor’s LGBTQI Advisory Committee
Paul David Terry, MNA
Co-editor of the Improving OUTcomes website and blog.