To promote national leadership in providing excellent patient care, education, research, and advocacy for the LGBTQ community.



LGBTQ patients experience disparities in access to and quality of care, leading to preventable, adverse health outcomes including elevated risk for specific chronic diseases and increased rates of suicide and depression. The Vanderbilt Program for LGBTQ Health works to address these disparities, improve the health of LGBTQ patients, support education around LGBTQ Health, and foster research on the optimal ways to care for LGBTQ patients and families.