Healthcare support and advocacy for LGBTQ Iowans

Healthcare Access

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Desparities in healthcare access put LGBTQ lives at risk, with access for transgender Iowans being particularly dire. One Iowa aims to eliminate these barriers by educating healthcare providers, connecting LGBTQ Iowans to inclusive resources, and pushing for health policy reform that improves access for our community.

Central Iowa LGBTQ Health and Wellness Conference

Resources & Training

2018 LGBTQ Health in Iowa Study

One Iowa teamed up with the University of Iowa College of Public Health, Des Moines University, and the Iowa Cancer Consortium to collect detailed information about the Iowa LGBTQ community’s health status and needs. This research will guide future advocacy and program efforts. Click here to view a summary of the 2018 LGBTQ Health in Iowa Study.

LGBTQ Healthcare Inclusivity Training 

Training and Policy Guidance: We provide specialized LGBTQ inclusivity training and policy guidance for healthcare professionals. Learn more about our offerings.

LGBTQ Training

Patient Navigation

One Iowa Program Coordinator Max Mowitz provides on-site patient navigation services at UnityPoint Health – Des Moines’ LGBTQ clinic. Max is a trained community health worker (CHW) and can also provide remote support to LGBTQ Iowans navigating the healthcare system.

Looking for an LGBTQ-inclusive provider? One Iowa Program Coordinator Max Mowitz can help you find one in your area. Click here to contact Max today.

LGBTQ Inclusive Cancer Screenings 

One Iowa partners with the Iowa Department of Public Health to connect eligible LGBTQ Iowans, particularly older queer women, and transgender individuals, to their Care For Yourself cancer screening program. Learn more about the Care For Yourself program.

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HIV decriminalization

Iowa was the first state in the nation to reform its HIV criminalization statute in 2014. We were proud to work with Community HIV/Hepatitis Advocates of Iowa Network (CHAIN) and additional HIV advocacy groups to achieve this important milestone. Visit the One Iowa Action website to learn more about our current HIV policy work.

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Emily Brown

Partnering with One Iowa and bringing their leadership and expertise to the table to work alongside our Executive Leadership team allowed UnityPoint Health to begin providing frequent and regular LGBTQ education for teams across the system… The impact the partnership with One Iowa has had will live on for decades to come.

  • Emily Brown
  • UnityPoint Health