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Mary-Helen Mautner Project for Lesbians with Cancer

Address: 1707 L Street NW, Suite 230
WASHINGTON, DC. 20036
Phone: 866-628-8637
Website: http://www.mautnerproject.org
Languages Spoken: english

Mautner Project, The National Lesbian Health Organization improves the health of lesbians, bisexual and transgender women who partner with women (WPW) and their families by:

 

  • Conducting primary research about lesbian/WPW health;

     

  • Providing direct services, offering support and support groups to lesbians/WPW with cancer and other life threatening illnesses;
  • Advocating for public & private sector research on lesbian health;

     

  • Promoting lesbian health advocacy and activism at the national, state and local levels;

     

  • Educating lesbians about important health issues;

     

  • Educating health-care providers about the needs and concerns of their lesbian clients;

     

  • Advocating for complete lesbian/LGBT inclusion in mainstream health initiatives;

     

  • Teaching and mentoring the next generation of LGBT health advocates, policy makers, and providers;

     

  • Working in coalition with other health organizations on lesbian health;

     

  • Offering various support groups: for cancer clients, caregivers, those grieving a loss, as well as health & wellness groups, including: smoking cessation, nutrition, etc... 

     

  • Educating policymakers, the press, and the general public about lesbian health.

     

Our Purpose: Because lesbians are less inclined to seek preventative health care in the face of discrimination and homophobia, the Mautner Project educates lesbians about their health and trains health-care providers about their lesbian patients, providing tools and insights on how to achieve better health outcomes for lesbians.