President issues executive order on advancing LGBTQI+ equality

President Biden earlier this week directed the Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary to develop and release sample policies for states “to safeguard and expand access to health care for LGBTQI+ individuals and their families, including mental health services.” The executive order on advancing equality for LGBTQI+ individuals also calls for HHS to expand access to family counseling and support programs for LGBTQI+ youth, and address health disparities for LGBTQI+ youth and adults, among other actions. (AHA news article, 6/16/22)