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Mary-Helen Mautner Project for Lesbians with Cancer

Address: 1707 L Street NW, Suite 230
Phone: 866-628-8637
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.