Goal: Improve the health, safety, and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people.
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people experience many specific health-related challenges and disparities. Healthy People 2030 focuses on collecting data on LGBT health issues and improving the health of LGBT adolescents in particular.
Collecting population-level data is key to meeting the needs of LGBT people, but not all state and national surveys include questions about sexual orientation and gender identity. Adding these types of questions to surveys can help inform effective health promotion strategies for LGBT people.
LGBT adolescents are especially at risk for being bullied, thinking about and dying from suicide, and using illegal drugs. School- and family-based interventions can help reduce these behaviors and improve health in LGBT adolescents.