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Lesbian Health Initiative of Houston, Inc. (LHI)



Founded in 1992, The Lesbian Health Initiative of Houston, Inc. (LHI), a 501(c)3, is dedicated to eliminating barriers to healthcare for LGBT identified women & transgender men in order to prevent disease and promote wellness. To address research and federal government validated health disparities, LHI provides healthcare Education, Access and Advocacy programs for and on behalf of LGBT identified women & transgender men.

LHI's expanding healthcare access programs include two Health Fairs, better described as a multi-provider and multi-healths screening clinic, a year, the first Saturday in June and November. At these biannaul Health Fairs and with our partners, LHI provides culturally competent care and free mammograms, pap, extensive blood screening, heart & vascular risk assessments, body & skin scans and seasonal flu shots and other healthcare information and services for uninsured or underinsured LGBT women & transgender men.

LHI's LGBT culturally sensitive & competent healthcare screening and services partners include:

Legacy Community Health Services (Health Fair location and screenings)The Rose University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer CenterCVS/CaremarkSan Jose ClinicWomen's Heart and Vascular Health at Texas Heart Institute Neighborhood Health Centers (Memorial Hermann) Planned Parenthood Gulf CoastMontrose Center (behavioral health)MaryAlice Cowan, M.D. OB/GynCynthia McNeil, M.D OB/Gyn

LHI believes collaboration is key to efficiently and effectively eliminating barriers to healthcare for LGBT women and is a proud member of:

National Coalition for LGBT HealthOne Voice TexasBreast Health Collaborative of TexasWomen's Health Inititative of TexasLatinos in a Cancer Control NetworkBreast & Cervical Cancer Control Networks at UT MD AndersonRaising Women's Voices

Find LHI on Facebook at LHI-Houston, the web at or call us at 713-426-3356 or email at Follow us on Twitter at @LHIHouston

Mission: The Lesbian Health Initiative of Houston, Inc. (LHI) is dedicated to eliminating barriers to healthcare and promoting health and wellness for LGBT women and transgender men through Education, Access & Advocacy programs.
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