Serena Worthington, SAGE's Director of Community Advocacy and Capacity Building.
Tomorrow begins a new adventure in community service for me. I’ll be attending the first meeting of the newly-formed Chicago LGBT Health Advisory Council which was created to “provide insight and input to the Department of Public Health on implementation of the LGBT Health Action Plan.” The LGBT Health Action Plan is an outline of 22 strategies designed to “improve the overall health of Chicago’s LGBT community.”
Our mayor, Rahm Emanuel, had this nice thing to say about the council.
"Chicago's strength is in the diversity of its communities, and I am committed to ensuring that all Chicagoans have access to the care and information they need to live healthy lives and contribute fully to the vibrancy of our city,” said Mayor Rahm Emanuel. “This advisory council will lend important insight and knowledge to our efforts.”
I am joined by 15 talented and accomplished folks, some of whom I know already and some that I am excited to meet for the first time tomorrow.