Health disparities research seeks to understand specific health-related needs and outcomes for groups of people, particularly minority groups. In 2011, the Institutes of Medicine (IOM) released a report commissioned by the National Institutes of Health entitled The Health of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) People: Building a Foundation for Understanding. For the first time, research on the health and well-being of LGBT persons has been prioritized by research funders at the highest levels.
Fisher, Christopher M.; Irwin, Jay A.; Coleman, Jason D.; McCarthy, Molly; and Chavez, Jessica, "The Midlands LGBT Needs Assessment Community Report" (2011). Sociology and Anthropology Faculty Publications. 7.