An LGBTQ Health Initiative at Penn Just Launched a 5-year Partnership with Investing Group Gaingels

LGBTQ-led startups make up a tiny percentage of the country’s investment dollars. And even when they do get funding, they may face a dearth of resources dedicated to their community’s needs.

A new initiative at the University of Pennsylvania will be working over the next five years to connect those founders to support.

About a year ago, Penn’s School of Nursing formed the Eidos LGBTQ+ Health Initiative, a group staffed by Senior Director Jessica Halem, other Penn faculty, and post-doc and graduate student researchers. The group’s goal is to work across schools at Penn to implement projects that promote health within queer populations.