CDC promotes HHS LGBTQ Resource for Schools

The voluntary assessment tool published in 2020 by the Department of Health and Human Services was meant to guide schools as they evaluate the health and safety of all students, including those who may be LGTBQ.

Recently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) promoted a 2020 publication by the Department of Health and Human Services which was, at the time, released a voluntary guidance tool called LGBTQ Inclusivity in Schools: A Self Assessment Tool. The tool was designed to be a resource for those schools looking to better reach children who are in the LGBTQ community, as well as create more diverse curriculums. “Schools play a critical role in supporting the health and academic development of all youth, including the success of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning (LGBTQ) youth,” the resource says. “Creating and sustaining inclusive school environments, policies, programs, and practices that include LGBTQ youth is one strategy for improving the health and academic success of all youths.”

While there have been concerns over the years that this guideline may be a federal overreach, the CDC restated that the HHS publication is an entirely voluntary resource, and no schools are required to participate.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For God to be at work in the hearts and minds of the administration officials serving within the HHS and CDC.
  • For the president and administration officials to seek God’s will as they create tools and resources related to the LGBTQ community.
  • For God’s hand of guidance on the Department of Education and the Department of Health and Human Services as they create policies that impact the next generation of Americans.



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