Health Equity and LGBTQ+ Elders of Color: Recommendations for Policy and Practice

Source: 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
    elder population.
  • The number of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBTQ+) older adults will more than double in size to roughly 3 million people by 2050.