LGBTQIA+ Health Equity and Inclusion Initiative


The American Osteopathic Foundation envisions a world without discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity, where health disparities do not exist. Those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual,

LGBTQ Rainbow ribbon with red hearttransgender, transsexual, queer, intersex, or asexual (LGBTQIA+) are provided with excellent healthcare in an environment free from prejudice.

The AOF recently launched the LGBTQIA+ Health Equity and Inclusion Initiative to undertake the work of better understanding and addressing the healthcare needs of the LGBTQIA+ community.



Rainbow background with stethescopeOur three-pronged approach:

We will empower, encourage, and inspire LGBTQIA+ students.

We will address specific healthcare needs of the LGBTQIA+ community

We will build future leaders through Fellowship Programs



To reach this audacious goal, we need allies, and we are seeking them now. Learn how you can be an ally. Download the LGBTQIA+ Health Equity and Inclusion Campaign PDF iconBrochure

Consider joining the LGBTQIA+ Founders Circle. The American Osteopathic Foundation’s LGBTQIA+ Founders Circle is made up of members who, deeply committed to the success of the program, commit a minimum of $10,000 to help establish the American Osteopathic Foundation’s LGBTQIA+ Health Equity & Inclusion Fund.

Download the PDF iconcommitment form.


Thanks to all for joining in our happy hour celebration kicking off the new AOF LGBTQIA+ Health Equity and Inclusion Initiative!