LGBT Health Education Blog
Chicago’s LGBT health center, Howard Brown Health Center, doubled the size of one of its primary clinical locations, as reported by ChicagoBusiness.com. The larger storefront location will increase Howard Brown’s visibility and allow them to expand services to include older patients and infants.
Whitman-Walker Health, a LGBT-focused health center in Washington, DC, recently announced that they have increased their patient population by 20% since 2010 and now care for over 15,000 patients. Their patient base has nearly doubled since 2006. Whitman-Walker also reported an operating gain for the second year in a row, marking a nearly $7 million turnaround in five years.
In Colorado, Boulder Valley Women’s Health has begun offering care for transgender patients. The Daily Camera reports that it is the first Boulder clinic to reach out to transgender patients. Executive Director Susan Levy got it right when she said, “We…don’t make assumptions about our patients…their sexual habits or who their sexual partners are, any of that. That's not our job as a healthcare provider." The clinic worked with transgender individuals and community organizations to find out what services were needed.