Developing Culturally Competent Primary Health Assessment Approaches for LGBTQ Populations in Nova Scotia

Jacqueline Gahagan (PI), Brenda Merritt, Cybelle Rieber, Maria Mac Intosh, Brian Condran, Matthew Numer & Sarah Peddle

In keeping with the objectives of the Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation (NSHRF) Knowledge Sharing Support Award (KSSA), this proposal is aimed at sharing research knowledge on approaches to LGBTQ primary health assessments with partners in government, public health, health researchers and the LGBTQ communities.
This KSSA will help us to develop Nova Scotia-specific, culturally competent primary health measurement approaches and assessment tools that can be used to determine, for example, health access, health equity and health service utilization, in addition to self-assessments of health status among LGBTQ populations.

Funding provided by: Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation (NSHRF): Knowledge Sharing Support Award ($10,000) (March 2015-February 2016)