LGBTQ people statewide have been registering for Cover Oregon — and for those who haven’t, the deadline for the current open enrollment period is March 31, 2014. For those of you who are already enrolled and are accessing health insurance through Cover Oregon, we want to hear your stories. Please contact QBlog@pdxQcenter.org and we’ll follow-up to.. read more →

Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare has announced plans to increase alcohol and drug treatment services to Portland’s LGBTQQ community. “The LGBTQQ population is greatly undeserved and requires a culturally-specific treatment approach “said Cascadia CEO Derald Walker. “Cascadia has offered services to the community through the Triangle Project for 30 years. Our plan is to expand the Triangle.. read more →

The LGBTQ Community faces a number of challenges when it comes to healthcare. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius outlined some of them in a 2013 speech and explains how the Affordable Healthcare Act reduces some of those challenges, specifically how it is now illegal for healthcare providers to discriminate based on sexual orientation,.. read more →

Guest post by Tolu Akinola. I am a research assistant in the Sexual Minority Health Lab at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA working under the supervision of Dr. Robin Lewis, a professor in the Psychology Department. We are contacting you to ask for your assistance in recruiting participants for an online study that we.. read more →

The LGBTQ Health Coalition of the Columbia-Willamette is proud to present the 2014 LGBTQ Meaningful Care Conference, a day-long LGBTQ cultural competency training designed for health care and social service professionals in the Pacific Northwest. The Meaningful Care Conference is held in conjunction with National LGBT Health Awareness Week and aims to share current best.. read more →

Thousands of Oregon individuals, families and small businesses are getting ready to sign up for health insurance and may access financial help through Cover Oregon this fall. For many, the wait for health coverage has lasted months, or even years. Our goal is to not only to provide access to coverage, but also to make.. read more →