Reducing health inequalities experienced by LGBTI people
Health4LGBTI is an EU funded pilot project aimed at reducing health inequalities experienced by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered and intersex (LGBTI) people.
EuroHealthNet is part of the Consortium that under a service contract with the European Commission will explore the health needs and challenges faced by LGBTI people and analyse the key barriers faced by health professionals when providing care for LGBTI people.
The specific objectives of this pilot project are:
- To gain a better understanding of the specific health inequalities experienced by LGBTI people, focusing in particular on overlapping inequalities stemming from (intentional and unintentional) discrimination and unfair treatment on other grounds (e.g. older, younger, refugee, immigrant, disability, rural, poverty);
- To gain a better understanding of the barriers faced by health professionals when providing care to these groups;
- To raise awareness about the needs of LGBTI people and provide healthcare professionals with specific tools to ensure that they have the right skills and knowledge to overcome the identified barriers.
Activities include a state-of-the-art review of the issues, focus group studies in geographically diverse EU Member States (Poland, Italy, UK, Belgium, Bulgaria, and Lithuania), the development and piloting of training module(s) to increase the knowledge, attitudes and skills of healthcare professionals in this context, a final conference and wide dissemination and communication of the results.
The other Consortium partners include AOUI-Verona (Italy, project coordinator), ILGA-Europe, University of Brighton (UK), the National Institute of Public Health National Institute of Hygiene (Poland).
For further information about the project click here.