Originally published in KentWired

This is the first-ever conducted comprehensive, LGBTQ+ specific needs assessment of its kind. It’s hoping to serve greater Akron and the surrounding areas in figuring out proper allocation of resources. 

Research Program Coordinator Andrew Snyder raised $145,000 in local grant funding to support the project, seeing it as a unique opportunity to gain insights on members of the LGBTQ+ community. 

“Since all of the gathered information is made publicly available, it becomes a resource for grant writers, program coordinators and more,” Snyder said. “This information base can then be used and relied on to make sure that their actions being taken align with the current needs of the LGBTQ+ community.”

The College of Public Health plans to use the information gathered from this survey to share in magazine format alongside a digital version. 

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