Lesbian Health Needs Assessment

Lesbian Health Needs Assessment

Lesbian-identified individuals face unique challenges that have direct affects on their health, so why is addressing these challenges such a radical idea? Our mixed method study explores the healthcare experiences of lesbian-identified people, combining quantitative survey data, qualitative “share your story” responses, and a focus group of sexual minorities of color. READ THE FULL STUDY

Tobacco Messaging and Queer Women

Tobacco Messaging and Queer Women

Equitas Health Institute is serving on the study team for a five year NIH funded study, Project RESIST, which is determining the effects of tobacco messaging and marketing on young adult sexual minority women. The Institute’s director, Julia Applegate, serves on the expert advisory committee for the study.

Virtual Reality Curriculum Development

Virtual Reality Curriculum Development

Equitas Health Institute received a grant in 2020 with Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Diabetes Institute, Dr. Elizabeth Beverly (Principal Investigator). The Institute will support Ohio University in the development of a Virtual Reality Curriculum introducing medical students and healthcare providers to LGBTQ+ and Trans-centered culturally competent care.