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The Eidos LGBTQ+ Health Initiative at the University of Pennsylvania exists across spaces, connecting worlds.

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Empowering Changemakers and Accelerating Change

LGBTQ+ people experience greater health risks due to stigma, prejudice, discrimination, and violence. Nevertheless, LGBTQ+ people are resilient in the face of adversity.

More than 7% of the U.S. and up to 25% of younger generations identify as LGBTQ+ but

fewer than 1%

of NIH funded projects focus on LGBTQ+ populations.

For every $100 awarded by U.S. foundations in 2020,

only 23 cents

specifically supported LGBTQ+ communities and issues.

Only 0.5% of $2.1 Trillion

in funding for startups went to LGBTQ+ entrepreneurs.

These Numbers Don't Add Up.
That's Where We Come In.

Without joint partnerships and investments from academia, healthcare, industry, government, and community sectors, advancements to improve the lives of LGBTQ+ individuals will lag and stagnate.

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Eidos is a connector and think tank.

Eidos LGBTQ+ health initiative brings together social enterprise, education, research, and community resources to create  real-world applications that will transform LGBTQ+ health.

Taking an action-oriented business approach and backed by world-class research, we co-create innovative solutions that ensure impact for LGBTQ+ communities.

Together, we can make an impact.

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Ensuring Impact

Turn evidence-based strategies into economically sustainable solutions while prioritizing those in need


Examine how existing programs and interventions improve care and well-being to assess their effectiveness and impact



Explore together where LGBTQ+ health research and business innovation intersect to create transformative tools and programs


Collaborate on program design highlighting key priorities, aid in capacity building, and offer technical expertise to produce high-impact programs across sectors


Provide training that builds tangible skills in LGBTQ+ healthcare through a wide array of speakers, workshops, and conferences

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Connect with Us

We’re looking to connect and work with partners across sectors.

If you’re ready to transform LGBTQ+ health, please reach out to us.

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