Plan of Action for Real-World Translation of LGBTQ Health and Aging Research

Karen I. Fredriksen-Goldsen, Hyun Jun Kim, Glenise L. McKenzie, Lisa Krinsky, Charles A. Emlet

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Despite accumulating evidence of health disparities, there exists limited translational research to enhance optimal health and aging of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer-identified (LGBTQ) older adults. Based on the Health Equity Promotion Model that addresses the distinct needs and strengths of LGBTQ older adults, we underscore the important role of collaborations among researchers, practitioners, and communities to build community capacity. Given the rapidly shifting context, we advance principles to guide future work that will enhance translational research and the development of evidence-based practice so that LGBTQ older adults can reach their full health potential.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)384-388
Number of pages5
JournalLGBT Health
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 2017


  • LGBTQ older adults
  • evidence-based practice
  • health equity
  • sexual and gender minorities
  • translational research

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Urology


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