Check out this new primer on LGBT health issues

About Susan Heavey

Susan Heavey, (@susanheavey) a Washington, D.C.-based journalist, is AHCJ’s topic leader on social determinants of health and curates related material at healthjournalism.org. She welcomes questions and suggestions on resources and tip sheets at determinants@healthjournalism.org.

ILO HIV/AIDS human ribbon, 2010 via photopin (license)AHCJ’s Social Determinants & Disparities section now includes more information on covering health issues related to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, (LGBT).

ILO HIV/AIDS human ribbon, 2010 via photopin (license)AHCJ’s Social Determinants & Disparities section now includes more information on covering health issues related to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, (LGBT).

In the past year, we’ve moved to beef up our content area on health disparities, including those affecting certain subgroups, including the LGBT population.

To that end, we’ve asked Andrew M. Seaman to pull together an all-around list for reporters covering health issues that affect the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. A medical correspondent at Reuters and the ethics committee chair for the Society of Professional Journalists, he is well placed to help reporters and editors wade through what can be complicated coverage issues or simply new territory.

Andrew M. Seaman

Andrew M. Seaman

His comprehensive tip sheet covers everything from terminology and data to specific health issues such as HIV/AIDS and preventive services. If you need guidance on what areas to look at in your coverage or how to find useful resources, his guide is a great place to start.

Have an idea for other tip sheets or want to pass along a useful resource that could aid other members? Contact me at determinants@healthjournalism.org.

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