Goal: Improve the health, safety, and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people.

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people are more likely to experience certain health-related challenges and disparities. For example, LGBT adolescents are especially at risk for being bullied, which can contribute to them thinking about and dying from suicide or using illegal drugs. School- and family-based interventions can help reduce bullying and violence against LGBT adolescents, address drug use and mental health problems, and improve health.

Healthy People 2030 supports improving the health and well-being of LGBT populations through health behavior objectives, objectives to address systemic problems, and objectives to increase data collection on LGBT health and well-being. Some of these objectives measure LGBT population data, while other objectives have a documented relationship to LGBT populations but may not yet measure LGBT population data.

Collecting population-level data is key to meeting the needs of LGBT people, but not all state and national surveys include demographic questions on sexual orientation and gender identity. Adding comprehensive demographic questions to surveys can help inform effective health promotion strategies for LGBT people.

Objective Status

  • 0 Target met or exceeded
  • 5 Improving
  • 8 Little or no detectable change
  • 2 Getting worse
  • 3 Baseline only
  • 3 Developmental
  • 0 Research

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