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.

  • 25%

    Nearly 25% of LGBTQ respondents said they couldn't afford enough food at least once in the past year.
    (RHI Voices of Health, 2015)

  • 38%

    Nearly 38% of LGBTQ respondents have been homeless at least once in their lives.
    (RHI Voices of Health, 2015)

  • 50%

    Nearly 50% of LGBTQ respondents reported they had experienced unwanted sexual contact in their lifetime.
    (RHI Voices of Health 2015)

Current Projects:

Thank you to all who joined us on March 28, 2016 for Health: the Next LGBTQ Movement! View presentation materials from the event here.

LGBTQ Provider Directory, in partnership with the Minnesota Transgender Health Coalition
• 'Be your own healthcare advocate' — Patient Toolkit
• LGBQ Minnesota Student Survey Data Report
• Creating the MN LGBTQ Standards of Inclusion for Health & Human Services

Invisible Youth

Read the report on the health of lesbian, gay, bisexual and questioning adolescents in Minnesota! 

Learn more


MN LGBTQ Patient Toolkit

Designed by LGBTQ people for LGBTQ people, RHI’s Patient Toolkit is an interactive online and comprehensive in-print resource.