The following opportunity to take crucial action toward improvement and inclusivity for LGBT communities in healthcare was passed along by the National Coalition for LGBT Health and can also be accessed here.
Right now, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) is currently circulating a letter in the Senate, requesting funds for the addition of a question about sexual orientation and gender identity to the NHIS, the federal government's most comprehensive and influential survey. This question is vitally important for gathering the information needed to understand and address the health disparities affecting LGBT communities.
Please call your Senator today and urge them to sign on to Senator Whitehouse's letter.
To contact your Senator, please dial the Senate switchboard at (202) 224-3121, give your state, and ask to speak to your Senator. When you are connected to your Senators office, ask to speak to the staff member who works on Health and Human Services Appropriations. Tell them you are a constituent who supports appropriating an additional $2 million for the National Health Interview Survey and that you would like them to sign on to Senator Whitehouse's letter.
In order to sign on, they must contact Nick Bath in Senator Whitehouse's office and enter their request in the Appropriations Committee's database. If they have any questions, please have them contact Rebecca Fox at 202-558-6828 or firstname.lastname@example.org.