Health Equity and LGBTQ+ Elders of Color: Recommendations for Policy and PracticeSource: SAGE
Topics: Health Care
Over the next several decades, our country will grow increasingly older and
more diverse. Consider the following figures:
- According to the 2010 U.S. Census, there are more than 40 million adults
aged 65 and older in the U.S., a population that will more than double
over the next four decades.
- By 2050, Latino, Black, Asian and Pacific Islander, and American Indian
and Alaska Native people will comprise more than 40 percent of this
- The number of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBTQ+) older adults will more than double in size to roughly 3 million people by 2050.