Seeking LGBTQ Needs Assessment Survey Participants
On March 24, 2021 by Libbie Chapuran
Since 2002, there has been a Needs Assessment Survey every ten years to better understand social determinants of health and individual health outcomes for aging LGBTQ Minnesotans. The 2022 Survey is getting underway, and JustUs Health and the University of Minnesota are joining together in a community-wide effort to provide actionable insight into the health needs of aging LGBTQ Minnesotans. They seek survey participation from LGBTQA Minnesotans 50 years and older to help inform policy and funding decisions at a state level for the estimated 48,000+ LGBTQ seniors living in our state.
Over the past 20 years, there has been tremendous change both nationally and regionally in the visibility and social acceptance of LGBTQ people. However, 80% of LGBTQ elders are still concerned their care providers will discriminate against them if they are out. With an estimated 48,000+ LGBTQ seniors living in Minnesota, researchers desire to scale the needs assessment statewide to better understand and impact this community's health equity.
JustUs Health and the University of Minnesota are looking for LGBTQ Minnesotans 50 years and older to complete the online survey to advance their research. The survey should take 30-45 minutes to complete and includes questions about family, friends, caregiving and services that older adults may use. It is open to everyone 50 years and older, and all responses will be anonymous. Their goal is to receive approximately 600 responses.
Please consider sharing the survey with the older adults you serve: bit.ly/MNAgingSurvey