The Eidos LGBTQ+ Health Initiative at the University of Pennsylvania is a social innovation hub where evidence-based strategies and cutting-edge scientific discoveries are shaped into projects focused on improving LGBT+ people’s health and well-being.
Eidos is the first academic-led initiative focused on creating impact in LGBTQ+ health through a social entrepreneurship approach.
Design innovative projects with dedicated scientific, technical, and programmatic resources geared towards our improving the health of LGBTQ+ communities.
Create a unifying place for scientific discovery and refinement through interdisciplinary science focused on LGBTQ+ health at Penn.
Advance translational science, particularly in understudied or underfunded areas of LGBTQ+ health.
Coordinate the dissemination of programs that reach LGBTQ+ people and communities through connections to existing health systems, non-profit agencies, and private partners.
We are committed to addressing the root causes of LGBTQ+ health inequities across gender and sexuality, age, race and ethnicity, socioeconomic status, age, and background.
We value opportunities to co-learn through interdisciplinary thinking, rigorous research, and community experiences.
We partner with diverse experts and stakeholders to strengthen our potential to effect change in the lives of LGBTQ+ communities.
We believe in testing high risk, high reward ideas with the potential to improve LGBTQ+ health through iterative, innovative cycles anchored in design thinking principles.
We design, evaluate, and launch evidence-based programs alongside public and private partners to ensure their reach, effectiveness, and long-term sustainability.