Join this LGBTQ+ Alzheimer’s Study

LGBTQ+ Alzheimer's Research

LGBTQ+ folks are at greater risk for Alzheimer’s then the general population. 7.4% of the LGBTQ+ adult population is living with dementia, and Alzheimer’s is the most common cause of Dementia. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, “The LGBTQ community may face particular challenges related to Alzheimer’s and dementia. These include finding inclusive and welcoming health … Read more

Free Support & Medications from Delaware Quitline

Delaware Quitline

Smoking rates are higher among LGBTQ+ individuals compared to their heterosexual counterparts. This is due to various factors, such as stress from societal discrimination, socialization within LGBTQ+ communities where smoking may be more common, and targeted marketing by tobacco companies. Moreover, smoking-related illnesses, such as lung cancer and cardiovascular diseases, are significant causes of death … Read more

LGBTQ+ Health at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Delaware LGBTQ+ Veterans Afairs

The LGBTQ+ Health Program at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) aims to raise awareness about the unique health care needs of LGBTQ+ Veterans and to ensure high quality care in a safe, affirming, and welcoming environment. VA Health care includs among other services There is an LGBTQ_ Veteran Care Coordinator (LGBTQ+ VCC) at every … Read more

Blood Bank of Delmarva Stands with LGBTQ+ Community

Blood Bank of Delmarva

The Blood Bank of Delmarvsa is speaking out about proposed changes to the FDA Blood Donation Guidelines and encouraging the community to do the same. The guidelines currently restrict men who have had sex with men in the past three months from donating blood. While this is an improvement from the previous guidelines, the proposed … Read more

Federal Evidence Agenda on LGBTQI+ Equity

LGBTQI+ Equity

The Biden-Harris Administration has released the first-ever Federal Evidence Agenda on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Intersex (LGBTQI+) Equity, a roadmap that federal agencies will use to ensure they are collecting the data and evidence they need to improve the lives of LGBTQI+ Americans. This Evidence Agenda delivers on a commitment made by President … Read more

Sussex Pride Partners with Bay Health to Train Residents

Bay Health Family Medicine Residency

Sussex Pride is excited to partner with Bay Health to support their Family Medicine Residency Program.   Sussex Pride will be part of the community rotation for medical residents in the program.  Starting this month, medical residents in the program will meet one-on-one with Sussex Pride to learn about LGBTQ Cultural Competency, LGBTQ Health Disparities in … Read more

FDA Proposes Changes to Blood Donation Guidelines

Blood Donation

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced it is proposing a change from time-based deferrals to assessing blood donor eligibility using gender-inclusive, individual risk-based questions to reduce the risk of transfusion-transmitted HIV. This proposal is in line with policies in place in countries like the United Kingdom and Canada. These draft recommendations are based … Read more

Dementia and the LGBTQ+ Community

Dementia and the LGBTQ+ Community

The Alzheimers Association estimates that 7.4% of the LGBTQ+ adult population is living with dementia. This is in part due to the fact that LGBTQ+ people have greater health disparities, many of which are risks for dementia. This includes depression, obesity, alcohol and tobacco, cardiovascular disease, and HIV/AIDS. LGBTQ+ adults with dementia face unique challenges … Read more

Q Care Plus: Access PrEP in Delaware

Q Care Plus: Access PrEP in Delaware

AIDS Delaware has partnered with Q Care Plus to provide another tool in the fight to end HIV. Q Care Plus makes accessing PrEP easy by providing flexible options like virtual provider visits with PrEP experts, convenient labs like at-home testing kits or in-person at traditional labs, and medications delivered right to your door. “This … Read more