The LGBT community is unique and our health can be affected by many factors, including HIV status, substance abuse and the difficulty in finding a quality healthcare provider that understands the needs of the LGBT patient.
Healthcare providers see the need to study the unique healthcare needs of the LGBT community and improve the delivery of healthcare. To that end, The PRIDE Study was established as the first large-scale, long-term health study of people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ), or another sexual or gender minority.
The Pride Study is conducted by doctors and research scientists at the University of California, San Francisco and explores how the experience of being LGBTQ is related to all aspects of health and life. Researchers study the unique health care disparities, strengths, and resiliencies of our communities. We share our findings through a variety of methods to impact LGBTQ communities and health professionals.
The Pride Study is seeking participants from throughout the nation. Participation is relatively simple as you would be required to spend approximately 30 minutes once a year filling out a a brief online health questionnaire. Some participants will be invited to complete online questionnaires about specific health topics. Over time, each story will teach researchers about the unique health and well being of the LGBT population.
Of course, there’s an app for this study. To learn more about the study and how to participate, visit The Pride Study website here.