"Community Conversations" with
Whitman-Walker Health in 2012

Washington, DC – Whitman-Walker Health will hold a series of nine “Community Conversations” throughout 2012 to talk with members of the community about health issues that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people face. Each “Conversation” will feature a panel of speakers and will focus on one health care topic:

November 15 – Improving Transgender Health, 7:00 pm, Metropolitan Community Church, 474 Ridge St., NW

“Throughout our history, Whitman-Walker has worked to meet the unique health care needs of the LGBT community,” said Whitman-Walker Executive Director Don Blanchon. “These Community Conversations are an opportunity to educate the community about pressing health care issues and how to address them. One of our goals for these Conversations is to empower participants with the knowledge and resources to improve not only their health but the health of the family, friends and loved ones around them.”

Established in 1978, Whitman-Walker Health is a non-profit community health center located in Washington, DC. Our mission is to be the highest quality, culturally competent community health center serving greater Washington’s diverse urban community, including individuals who face barriers to accessing care, and with a special expertise in LGBT and HIV care. Whitman-Walker Health offers primary medical and dental care; mental health and addictions counseling and treatment; HIV education, prevention, and testing; legal services; and medical adherence care management. We are especially committed to meeting the health needs of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community and people living with HIV/AIDS.