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Vanderbilt Program for LGBTI Health

Introduction

The Vanderbilt University Medical Center Program for LGBTI health is an innovative effort to improve healthcare for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) patients that is housed within the Office for Diversity in Medical Education.

LGBTI patients experience disparities in access to and quality of care, leading to preventable, adverse health outcomes including elevated risk for specific chronic diseases and increased rates of suicide and depression. The Vanderbilt Program for LGBTI Health works to address these disparities, improve the health of LGBTI patients, support education around LGBTI Health, and foster research on the optimal ways to care for LGBTI patients and families.

Vision Statement

Promote national leadership in providing excellent patient care, education, research, and advocacy for the LGBTI community.