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CLIENT SPOTLIGHT: AMA Foundation Forms Consortium of to Address LGBTQ+ Health Disparities

Updated: Feb 6, 2023

Lipton Strategies is proud to share that our client, the American Medical Association Foundation (AMA Foundation), has formed a national consortium of medical institutions to address LGBTQ+ health disparities.

Harvard Medical School in collaboration with Fenway Health, and Vanderbilt University Medical Center, join Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health to advance this transformational initiative of the AMA Foundation.

The National LGBTQ+ Fellowship Program aims to provide enhanced physician training, education and cultural sensitivity while bringing awareness to the health care and institutional barriers faced by LGBTQ+ and intersecting communities. The fellowship initiative is in response to persistent, pervasive disparities regarding access to and quality of health care experienced regularly by LGBTQ+ individuals.

The program’s ultimate mission is to ensure that all LGBTQ+ patients receive the highest standards of care while helping to transform the landscape of medical education. The addition of two exceptional teaching institutions to the program demonstrates the AMAF’s commitment to moving the needle and taking the fellowship to scale nationwide.

To learn about ways individuals, foundations, and corporations can support the National LGBTQ+ Fellowship Program please email Sandi Smith (

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