Last week I wrote to you about how important it is for New Jersey to begin collecting demographic data on sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) among COVID-19 cases.
Tonight, we’re hosting a Town Hall on LGBTQ Data Collection and COVID-19 with an expert panel. We’re thrilled to be joined for tonight’s Town Hall with special guests Assemblywoman Valerie Huttle, Perry N. Halkitis (Dean of Rutgers School of Public Health), Jackie J. Baras (Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, and Scout (National LGBT Cancer Network).
Will you join us at 6:00 pm tonight?
Believe me, I know that “data collection” doesn’t sound like the most exciting issue, but it’s absolutely critical to ensuring state resources and funding can be appropriately distributed. If LGBTQ aren’t counted in the data… we’re going to be left out of the response.
Bianca Mayes, MPH, CHES
Health & Wellness Coordinator
Garden State Equality