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03/29/16:”OUTcompetent” – Cultural Competency and the Stigmatization of STIs, HIV, PrEP, and Mental Health (webinar)

WEBINAR

“OUTcompetent” – Cultural Competency and the Stigmatization of STIs, HIV, PrEP, and Mental Health

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

1:00 – 2:00 P.M. EST
This webinar will discuss the impact of stigma in STIs, HIV, PrEP, and mental health that LGBT individuals face when accessing healthcare. The webinar also will equip attendees to effectively engage LGBT individuals who seek care in the areas of STIs, HIV, PrEP, and mental health. OUTcompetent is defined as being culturally competent and inclusive when treating LGBT individuals and recognizing the impact of stigma on the health outcomes of LGBT individuals.

Recent studies have shown:

  • More than half of LGBT individuals have faced discrimination from healthcare providers.
  • 1 in 5 LGBT individuals report withholding information about their sexual history from a health care professional.
  • 89% of transgender individuals fear providers are not adequately trained to treat them.
  • 30% of gay and bisexual men have never been tested for HIV.
  • Only 26% of gay and bisexual men know about PrEP.
  • LGBT individuals are 2.5 times more likely to experience depression, anxiety, and substance abuse than the general public.

REGISTER HERE

Topics and faculty:

  • HIV – Venton Jones, Program Officer, LGBT Health & Wellness Initiatives,  National Black Justice Coalition
  • PrEP – Damon Jacobs, Licensed Family Therapist and HIV Prevention Specialist
  • STIs – Stephen Hicks, Health Equity and Capacity Building Manager, National Coalition of STD Directors
  • Mental Health – Adam Swanson, MPP, Senior Policy Associate, National Council for Behavioral Health

Intended Audiences: LGBT health professionals, clinical providers, behavioral health providers, service providers, and consumers.

LGBT Health Awareness Week: The webinar will be held during the 14th annual LGBT Health Awareness Week – March 28 to April 1, 2016. The National Coalition for LGBT Health created LGBT Health Awareness Week in 2003 to raise awareness of LGBT health disparities. This year’s theme is “OUTvisible: Redefining Stigma in LGBT Healthcare from Invisible to OUTvisible.” To learn more about the Coalition’s activities during National LGBT Health Awareness Week, click here.For more information, please contact: Ryan Meyer – ryan@healthlgbt.org, 202.507.4735.

About the National Coalition for LGBT Health
Founded in 2000, the National Coalition for LGBT Health is dedicated to achieving LGBT health equity. The Coalition is comprised of leaders from national and state LGBT organizations, health centers, health departments, universities, health organizations, clinical and behavioral health providers, and LGBT individuals and allies who are committed to addressing LGBT health. For more information, or to join the Coalition, visit http://www.HealthLGBT.org, contact Ryan Meyer at ryan@HealthLGBT.org, 202.507.4725, or follow the Coalition on Twitter: @healthlgbt or Facebook.

References

Ranji U, Beamesderfer A, and Salganicoff A (April 2015). Health and Access to Care and Coverage for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Individuals in the U.S. Issue Brief, The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation.

Lambda Legal (2010). When Health Care Isn’t Caring: Lambda Legal’s Survey of Discrimination Against LGBT People and People with HIV. Report, Lambda Legal.

National Women’s Law Center (May 2014). Health Care Refusals Harm Patients: the Threat to LGBT People and Individuals Living with HIV/AIDS. Fact Sheet, National Women’s Law Center.

Hamel L, Firth J, Hoff, T, Kates J, Levine S, and Dawson L (September 2014). HIV/AIDS in the Lives of Gay and Bisexual Men in the United States. Report, The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation.

Connect with Us
National Coalition for LGBT Health
2000 S St. NW
Washington, DC 20009
202-232-6749

www.HealthLGBT.org

01/25/14: Healthcare Insurance Enrollment and Wellness Fair

01/25/14: Healthcare Insurance Enrollment and Wellness Fair

The White House Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP) will be hosting two webcasts about improving outcomes along the HIV Care Continuum

From the White House Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP):

 

Dear Colleague,

 

The White House Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP) will be hosting two webcasts to gather input from stakeholders and the community on what federal agencies can do to improve outcomes along the HIV Care Continuum.

 

The webcasts are free, and open to the public. They will be held on Monday, September 16 and Tuesday, September 24 from 1:00 pm-2:30 pm EDT. You will be able to provide input on the questions below by calling-in or via email.

 

Overview:

Each webcast will begin with a brief update on the National HIV/AIDS Strategy and the HIV Care Continuum and be followed by input from the participants on the questions below.

 

In your on-going work to implement the National HIV/AIDS Strategy, and within the framework of the Care Continuum, please be prepared to discuss the following on each webcast:

 

  1. What structural, policy, and programmatic actions could be taken to improve care continuum outcomes?

 

  1. What actions could be taken so that evidence-based interventions focusing on the care continuum are further integrated into other proven approaches to addressing HIV? (e.g., housing, substance use treatment)?

 

  1. What are the research gaps, including implementation research gaps, along the care continuum?

 

  1. What actions are needed so that care continuum data are used effectively to monitor outcomes and drive real-time change across programs?

 

 

Please go to the following URL on the day of the Webcast to be connected:

 

September 16: http://services.choruscall.com/links/hrsa130916_WH.html

 

September 24: http://services.choruscall.com/links/hrsa130924_WH.html

 

 

Please feel free to forward this message to your colleagues and community partners. We hope you are able to participate.

Getting to Wellness: A Roadmap for Improving the Health of Transgender Individuals in Los Angeles County

Getting to Wellness: A Roadmap for Improving the Health of Transgender Individuals in Los Angeles County

In response to HIV prevention priorities conveyed by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health’s Division of HIV and STD Programs (DHSP), the UCLA Center for HIV Identification, Prevention and Treatment Services (CHIPTS) recently convened an independent time-limited consortium to identify best practices and potential models to address the health and wellness needs of transgender people in Los Angeles County.

Building upon foundational work previously conducted by others in the transgender and service provider communities, the CHIPTS Transgender Consortium developed a report that outlines the status of transgender health and wellness, particularly with respect to HIV disease; provides an overview of some of the services available to transgender people in Los Angeles County; and describes opportunities to both strengthen and transform Los Angeles County’s response to the health and wellness needs of transgender people.

Please download the full report: Getting to Wellness: A Roadmap for Improving the Health of Transgender Individuals in Los Angeles County

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