The LGBTQ & Allies Caucus met virtually on Sunday, Nov. 7.

Frank Dowling, MD, chair of the AMA Advisory Committee on LGBTQ Issues, updated participants about the group’s recent work with AMA and external stakeholders to support and advance policy, education, research, advocacy, and care delivery related to LGBTQ+ health and well-being.

Highlights included:

  • The advisory committee’s strategic plan and top priorities
  • AMA partnership with Project Thrive, a multi-year national campaign to create more equitable, inclusive support systems​ and communities for LGBTQ+ youth
  • AMA sponsorship and participation in the Midwest LGBTQ Health Symposium

Understanding the well-being of LGBTQI+ populations

Kellan Baker, PhD, MPH, MA, executive director of the Whitman Walker Institute, presented on the National Academies’ findings on the physical and mental health of the LGBTQI+ population in the U.S. and discussed how physicians and medical institutions can contribute to advancing equity.

Visit the education sessions page for additional information on this topic and other sessions.

For additional information on the November LGBTQ meeting, visit the group's agenda & resources page.

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