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Effective January 4th, Inspira Health facilities are implementing mandatory masking due to increases in respiratory virus positivity rates throughout the area.
LGBTQ+ people are part of every community, and their specific health care needs warrant thoughtful consideration. Everyone deserves access to comprehensive and competent care, regardless of gender identity or sexual orientation. Although substantial health disparities impact the LGBTQ+ community, there are many ways you can advocate for your loved ones.
“LGBTQ+ individuals are at increased risk for several health concerns,” said Tammy Turner, D.O., Inspira Medical Group Primary Care Mantua. “To help your LGBTQ+ friends and family, you must understand the issues they face.” Grasping these matters is the first step to helping your loved ones get the care and support they deserve.
LGBTQ+ health concerns include:
Fortunately, there are ways to help your LGBTQ+ family and friends navigate these health concerns. One of the best forms of support is listening, talking and connecting. Inviting open discussion can help your loved one feel understood and supported.
You can also help by educating yourself. There are many organizations and online resources where you can learn more about how to support your loved one. Some great places to start are the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and PFLAG. Educating yourself about LGBTQ+ health issues empowers you to advocate for your loved ones, ensuring they get the treatment they need.
Everyone deserves access to high-quality health care that is culturally sensitive. “At Inspira, we understand that members of the LGBTQ+ community require comprehensive treatment to address an interrelated set of health challenges,” said Dr. Turner. “Our multidisciplinary teams deliver compassionate and supportive care that respects each patient’s dignity and personal needs.”
Inspira Health is a high reliability organization (HRO), which means safety is the top priority for patients and staff. To make an appointment, call 1-800-INSPIRA.
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