Resc_orange_Webinar_LGIt’s Time for Trusting Relationships: Lessons from LGBT Health Centers Building Trust with Their LGBT Clients

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Overview: LGBT health centers and advocacy organizations have led the way in building clinical programs and best practices that have uniquely addressed the needs of their diverse populations, such as transgender individuals, racial and ethnic LGBT minorities, gay and bisexual men at increased risk for HIV, and LBTQ women. During LGBT Health Awareness Week, the National Coalition for LGBT Health is highlighting four of these programs, which have built trust with LGBT clients. The webinar will provide recommendations and insights for health centers and medical providers on building trustful relationships with LGBT clients.

Transgender individuals: Nurit Shein, Chief Executive Officer, Mazzoni Center (Philadelphia, PA) — will provide recommendations on making clinics and medical offices more transgender inclusive and safe, by sharing their unique need, process, and outcomes from a successful transgender health clinic.

Racial and Ethnic LGBT Minorities: Luis Freddy Molano, MD, Vice President of Infectious Diseases and LGBTQ Programs, Community Healthcare Network (New York City, NY) — will share the development of cultural competency in a major urban health center, highlighting the unique needs of racial and ethnic LGBT minority communities.

Gay/Bisexual Men: John Stryker, Nurse Practitioner, Howard Brown Health Center (Chicago, IL) — will present a unique model for a PrEP clinic addressing the need of higher risk individuals in a large urban area, highlighting the initial process of building the program and the ease of clinical practice.

LBTQ Women: Liz James, Chief Executive Officer,  Lesbian Health Initiative (LHI) – (Houston, TX) — will share a program model for building valuable partnerships that allows access to health care for LBTQ women.

Resc_orange_Webinar_LGEmpowering and Promoting Leaders in MSM of Color Communities

Overview: This one-hour webinar is designed for current and emerging leaders in AIDS service organizations and community-based organizations who wish to learn more about social determinants of health and HIV prevention among MSM of color. This month’s webinar is co-hosted by the National Black Justice Coalition, and is part of the monthly “Leadership Link & Learn” webinar series within HealthHIV’s ASO/CBO Leadership Initiative. Webinar participants learn to:

  • Identify social determinants of health, and specifically those impacting the prevention and treatment of HIV;
  • Describe stigma’s impact on the HIV continuum of care;
  • Explore the current need for cultivating leaders of color in MSM/LGBTQ communities and how the lack of leaders of color contribute to social disparities;
  • Analyze the barriers that prevent the cultivation and retention of leaders of color in MSM/LGBTQ communities;
  • Explore best-practices, program models and organizational structures for developing and maintaining leaders of color in MSM/LGBTQ communities of color;
  • Identify effective strategies for HIV prevention program implementation; and,
  • Share additional resources and training opportunities for engaging and developing leaders of color in MSM/LGBTQ communities.


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