Health Equity Program

Aimed to decrease the disparities associated with LGBTQ+ individuals accessing quality services.

Barrier + Stigma free

In 2018, the Grand Rapids Pride Center launched its Proud To Be Healthy health services program aimed at decreasing the disparities associated with LGBTQ+ individuals accessing quality services needed in order to lead healthy lives.

In 2022, we are re-envisioning this as the Health Equity Program as we understand that for many in our community, a “healthy life” is not the goal. We honor the realities of disability, chronic illness, the impacts of aging, trauma and its coping methods, and mental health issues. Many in our community will never be healthy, and they still deserve access to healthcare that supports them and affirms them as whole people, including respecting them and meeting their unique needs as LGBTQ+ individuals.

This includes access to quality health services, mental health services, safe and affordable housing, adequate food and nutrition information if wanted, wellness and harm reduction programs. The Health Equity Program works to strengthen, support and reduce health disparities of LGBTQ+ individuals through strategic partnerships with affirming and non-discriminatory community organizations.

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