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The Past, Present, and Future of LGBTQ Health in the Commonwealth

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The Past, Present, and Future of LGBTQ Health in the Commonwealth

3 dimensions of LGBTQ+ health

In this MassChallenge article, you'll learn about:

  • The past of queer health

" 1/5 of all transgender individuals in Massachusetts lives below the poverty line "

  • The present state of queer health

" One of the most isolated LGBTQ communities in the Commonwealth is older members of the LGBTQ population. Belonging to a much less accepting generation than their younger counterparts, older LGBTQ adults are often completely alone. "

  • The future state of queer health

" AI technology has added a new dimension to patient care, making health more accessible for the patients seeking it. Patient engagement platforms and apps have further strengthened that community by building connections, breaking down barriers, and empowering people to take control of their own health. The technology already exists, now it’s time to bring it where it is needed: LGBTQ health."


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