Advancing Health Equity

There are significant health disparities facing members of Minnesota’s gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender communities. Our goal is health equity for the LGBTQ community.

Find out how we’re doing it.

  • 50%

    50% of transgender people reported having to teach their medical providers about transgender care.
    (Grant et. al., 2011)

  • 40%

    40% of LGBT adults living in Hennepin County report binge drinking behavior.
    (SHAPE, 2011)

  • 31%

    31% of LGBTQ Minnesotans smoke, compared to 16% of the general population.
    (RHI, 2013)

Our impact goals:

• Promoting essential resources to improve community health
• Expanding access to and availability of culturally competent care
• Improving the health of LGBTQ communities
• Ensuring that LGBTQ health is part of the public dialogue 

2014 RHI Pride Sponsors

UnitedHealth Group & The Waterbury Group at Morgan Stanley

Visit UnitedHealth Group and The Waterbury Group at Morgan Stanley to learn more about their work. We are grateful for their generous support! Stop by RHI booths at Pride festivals throughout the state!

Voices of Health 2014

Take our annual LGBTQ survey ONLINE! 

Voices of Health is an effort of the RHI to document the health of MN's LGBTQ communities. The survey takes 5-10 minutes to complete. All answers are anonymous. Thank you for contributing to a greater understanding of the health of our communities!