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CDPH Office of Health Equity’s Gender Health Equity Unit Announces Funding Opportunity

March 8 @ 8:00 am - April 22 @ 11:45 pm

The Gender Health Equity Unit within the Office of Health Equity (OHE) recently released a Request for Applications (RFA) for the LBTQ Health Equity Initiative: Healthcare Access and Community Outreach Program. This initiative seeks to address the well-documented health inequities experienced by LBTQ Californians that result from a range of challenges, including systemic anti-LBTQ bias, lack of culturally responsive care, and lack of medical services and research tailored to lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer women as well as transgender men, non-binary, and gender non-conforming persons. Existing inequities and other factors such as higher rates of poverty and homelessness also put LBTQ people at greater vulnerability to climate-related disasters.

Funding will provide an opportunity to administer community-based projects focused on healthcare access and outreach and education for LBTQ communities. CDPH will fund four contracts comprised of a consortia of community-based partner organizations over a two-year period, with awards totaling approximately $1.9 million per contract. The application deadline is April 22, 2022. Questions can be submitted to [email protected] and official responses to questions and comments will be posted on the Gender Health Equity Unit’s Funding Opportunities page.

Read the full RFA for LBTQ Health Equity Initiative Healthcare Access and Community Outreach Program