For over 20 years, the Center for Patient Partnerships has been fighting to ensure that patients get the care they need. For the past two years we have partnered with the UW Health Gender Services Clinic to help their patients with insurance appeals. The LGBTQ+ community continues to face barriers, with increased attacks on gender-affirming care and LGBTQ+ rights and requests for advocacy services grow. The LGBTQ+ Health Advocacy program will be a dedicated program of the Center’s Health Justice Clinic. It will pair UW-Madison law, policy, social work, and health science students with LGBTQ+ people. Advocacy will include fighting insurance companies, completing Power of Attorney for Healthcare paperwork to ensure decision making by chosen family, countering stigma in healthcare settings, and more.
Questions? Contact Jill Jacklitz @jjacklitz.wisc.edu