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The mission of the Penn Medicine Program for LGBTQ Health is to improve the care of LGBTQ populations by becoming a local and national leader in LGBTQ patient care, education, research, and advocacy. 

LGBTQ Health

To meet our mission, the program focuses on the following five areas:

  • Institutional Climate and Visibility
  • Health Education
  • Research
  • Patient Care
  • Community Outreach
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In This Section

Institutional Climate and Visibility

We support LGBTQ individuals in the workplace, classroom, and healthcare settings by promoting an LGBTQ-inclusive climate and culture.

Health Education

Our program promotes health education and provides mentorship and professional development for LGBTQ students, trainees and faculty.


Learn how we aim to increase LGBTQ participation in Penn research initiatives and support new areas of research in LGBTQ health.

Patient Care

We continue to improve patient and family-centered care for LGBTQ individuals by connecting with caring, compassionate and skilled providers.

Community Outreach

Find out how our program meets the needs of the LGBTQ community and partners with other organizations to improve access and quality of care.

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