LGBTQ+ Pennsylvanians experience health disparities pervasively. This keynote will include both data and healthcare consumer narratives to address barriers to care head-on.
KEYNOTE SUBJECT: LGBTQ – needs assessment & health disparities: Barriers to Care
Adrian Shanker is editor of Bodies and Barriers: Queer Activists on Health and executive director of Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center in Allentown, PA. A specialist in LGBT health policy, he developed leading-edge health promotion campaigns to advance health equity through behavioral, clinical, and policy changes. Adrian administered data collection for the 2015, 2018, and 2020 Pennsylvania LGBT Health Needs Assessments. Adrian serves as Commissioner and health committee co-chair on the Pennsylvania Commission on LGBTQ Affairs.