Health and Wellness 

Sponsored by: Hugh Lane Wellness Foundation

Health & Wellness


SOGIE - Center of Excellence for LGBTQ+ Competency Training

Hugh Lane Wellness Foundation offers comprehensive training and consultation services in Gender and Sexuality to help businesses and organizations better serve LGBTQ+ clients and staff.  Our Center of Excellence services lead to improved outcomes and help build organizational culture with intent by facilitating content that is intersectional, evidence informed and best practice.  Trainings work to reduce the bias and discrimination LGBTQIA+ individuals experience and create more inclusive spaces. 


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Wellness Initiatives Powered By Pittsburgh Fit

Starting June 3rd, the Hugh Lane team will be partnering with Pittsburgh Fit for a new series of exciting programs and inclusive wellness events. From hiking and biking to pickleball and community workouts we’ve got so much in store! 


Follow @hughlanewellness and @pittsburghfit on socials for updates!


Give Back! - How to Help Out At Hugh Lane

The work that we do at The Hugh Lane Wellness Foundation wouldn’t be possible without our generous and thoughtful donors. Help us continue to build on our programs by donating today via PayPal!

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Want to help us out in person and meet the Hugh Lane staff? We are regularly in need of helping hands from the community for tasks including delivery driving, resource packing and clean up projects. 

For more information head to our website! 

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EduMed Resources


Online Guide to LGBTQIA+ Friendly Communities in Healthcare and Education

“For LGBTQIA+ students and patients, obtaining healthcare presents a series of challenges from the start. Medical professionals can lack the training needed to provide specialized care to patients who identify as LGBTQIA+. This educational gap has led to health disparities within the LGBTQIA+ community who experience disproportionate rates of suicide, homelessness, substance abuse, HIV, and mental health disorders.

However, schools across the U.S. are beginning to provide students and faculty with the tools needed to foster positive change. Curriculum reform, faculty development, and increased recruitment efforts are preparing students to care for a more diverse patient population when they leave school. This guide takes a deeper look into the challenges LGBTQIA+ students face in the classroom, in hospitals and clinics, and on college campuses. We offer actionable solutions to the education- and healthcare-related barriers they must overcome.”

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Guide to Online Healthcare Education

“What does it mean to be a top online school in healthcare? Hundreds of colleges, universities, and vocational schools in the U.S. offer online programs in a variety of healthcare fields, including nursing, medical assisting, healthcare administration, and dozens of other disciplines. And while many of these institutions provide high quality education, some may be out of your price range. Or, some may be more than affordable, but they lack the accreditation or the online learning options you need to move your career forward. To help you find the right online program in your chosen healthcare field, we’ve researched and analyzed more than 7,700 schools across the country to see which ones stand out. Which have the best combinations of quality, affordability, and services for their students. Select a ranking below to review that subject’s top online schools for 2022.”

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Hugh's Kitchen

A direct resource program providing weekly groceries, safer sex kits, hygiene produces and more

Legal Services

Assistance to address legal needs related to eviction, benefits applications, lost wages, name changes, and other civil aid


An interactive group to build skills and resiliency for LGBTQ+ individuals and their caregivers

Tobacco Cessation

Virtual and in person support to help community quit smoking

Wellness Initiatives

Inclusive wellness programming for all including hiking, pickleball, yoga, biking, meditation, and more

Resource Navigation

Assistance in finding competent and helpful resources

Special Events

Programing, events, and support to empower LGBTQ+ youth and adults

Want to Learn More About the Hugh Lane Wellness Foundation?

The Hugh Lane Wellness Foundation launched in 2017 to improve the health of the LGBTQ+ and HIV communities.

We offer a variety of services and supports to our communities, as well as expert training for organizations to improve their capacity to serve LGBTQ+ clients and staff.

The Hugh Lane Wellness Foundation is named in memory of Hugh “Huey” Lane, who lost his battle with HIV. Huey was a quiet force and an instrumental figure in his family, loved by all who knew him. Huey lived in a time where being out and openly talking about HIV were highly stigmatized. The Hugh Lane Wellness Foundation strives to address this bias across the many intersections of our communities to create spaces and opportunities for LGBTQ+ and HIV+ individuals to be their authentic, courageous selves.

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