Feds to meet with Philly’s gay community regarding health

Feds to meet with Philly’s gay community regarding healthIn the coming months, the White House Office of Public Engagement will coordinate a number of comprehensive conversations with LGBTs across the nation about the everyday issues impacting the community, and Philadelphia next week will serve as the inaugural host city for the series. Top officials from the federal Department of Health and Human Services, including Health Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, will take part in the White House LGBT Conference on Health, a daylong event Feb. 16 at Thomas Jefferson University.

The event is being staged in partnership with Mazzoni Center. In addition to Sebelius, the conference will include remarks by HHS assistant secretary for health Dr. Howard Koh, HHS assistant secretary for aging Kathy Greenlee and HHS deputy general counsel Ken Choe. The event is designed to educate community members about the administration’s LGBT-focused health efforts, and to provide the federal government input from locals about their ongoing health needs.

Read more on the The Philadelphia Gay News Website.

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