The Los Angeles LGBT Center is a Federally Qualified Health Center that has served the greater Los Angeles metropolitan area since 1969. The Center provides primary care as well as mental health, sexual health, pharmacy, and social services to 17,500 patients annually, many of whom are low income, at three locations within the city. The Center also provides an array of support services beyond the health center including housing, cultural and educational activities, and leadership and advocacy, specifically focusing on the needs of people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender.
The Center seeks to specifically reduce health inequities for LGBT people due to historically negative experiences with health care providers, fear of discrimination, and low rates of health insurance. Through their participation in the Population Health Learning Network, the Center implemented a project to improve the rates of colorectal cancer screening for adults.
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