The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) values the health of all Californians. Members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) communities, similar to other communities, experience some distinct health concerns. Some of the health issues that affect everyone can affect LGBT individuals differently. LGBT people of every age, race/ethnicity, and background need to be mindful of the need to make caring for their health a priority. CDPH has resources available which can assist you in determining what screenings are necessary at each stage of life, to understand which health issues impacting the LGBT most often. These resources will provide you with the tools you need to be the healthiest you, at every phase of life. Empower yourself to make health a priority.