GSE receives grant to improve LGBT healthcare

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Asbury Park LGBT Patient Advocacy Project is empowered

Garden State Equality has received a $16,850 grant to fund the Asbury Park LGBT Patient Advocacy Project. The money will support an initiative to help improve healthcare provider outcomes for members of the LGBT community by funding a year-long project that will include healthcare provider cultural competency training, policy reviews, community workshops, and a healthcare symposium.

Garden State Equality’s Map and Expand program works to ensure that those in the LGBT community have access to healthcare from those who will offer safe and inclusive environments. The grant money was from The Provident Bank.

“I am exhilarated that The Provident Bank Foundation supports our Map and Expand initiative in Asbury Park to connect the LGBT community with affirming healthcare professionals and providers,” said Bianca Mayes, MPH, CHES, Health and Wellness Coordinator of Garden State Equality. “It is imperative that we empower the community of Asbury Park and advocate for LGBT health equity. We are confident that the Asbury Park LGBT Patient Advocacy Project can become a replicable model throughout LGBT communities in New Jersey.”

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