Improving Access to Health Care Among African-American, Asian and Pacific Islander, and Latino Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Populations

  • Patrick A. Wilson
  • Hirokazu Yoshikawa


In the United States, lesbian, gay, and bisexual persons (LGBPs) of color may experience great difficulty obtaining high quality health care and/or health-related interventions. Issues surrounding access to health care may explain the disproportionate numbers of LGB ethnic minorities experiencing poor health outcomes relative to nonminority and non-LGB persons. This chapter presents research that may help to explain why African American, Asian and Pacific Islander (API), and Latino LGBPs have a lack of access to quality health care and a higher prevalence of poor health outcomes than other populations. The chapter also explores the ways in which access to health care can be improved for minority LGBPs and presents suggestions for institutional-, community-, and policy-level interventions.


Sexual Orientation Ethnic Minority Sexual Minority High Quality Health Care AIDS Drug Assistance Program 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Patrick A. Wilson
    • 1
  • Hirokazu Yoshikawa
    • 2
  1. 1.Yale University School of MedicineNew HavenUSA
  2. 2.Harvard Graduate School of EducationCambridgeUSA

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