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HHS releases report on LGBT issues
2012-07-03

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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has released the 2012 report of the HHS LGBT Issues Coordinating Committee, according to a press release.

The report outlines many accomplishments from this past year and sets new goals for the coming year with respect to the health and well-being of the LGBT community.

Key accomplishments from the past year include:

—Continued implementation of the Affordable Care Act has given U.S. residents, including LGBT individuals, improved access to health coverage;

—Re-launching the website www.StopBullying.gov, which contains specific information for LGBT youth to deal with bullies; and

—Creation of an LGBT youth suicide task force as well as funding to state and tribal suicide prevention programs.

The full report is at www.hhs.gov/secretary/about/lgbthealth_objectives_2012.html.

News release at www.windycitymediagroup.com/lgbt/US-Health-Dept-releases-annual-LGBT-report/38167.html .


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