This panel-style webinar will explore the topic of safety for Black and African American transgender and gender diverse people. Expert panelists will provide insight into how health centers can partner with communities to promote safety and wellness, and to examine the role of structural and institutional violence as a social determinant of health. Participants will learn strategies for mitigating risk by identifying and supporting individual and community-level protective factors and strengths.
Learning Resources — LGBTQIA+ People of Color
COVID-19 has been shown to disproportionately affect people from racial and ethnic minority groups due to deep-rooted inequities in health and social systems. Participants in this webinar will discuss the unique challenges and barriers to care faced by members of these communities in the time of a global pandemic, including best practices for culturally responsive care.
Logrando Equidad en la Salud para las personas Lesbianas, Gays, Bisexuales, Transgénero y Queer (LGBTQ) – Parte 1
Presenter: Gerardo Moreno-Serrano, MS, LMHC
In this talk from the 2020 Advancing Excellence in Sexual and Gender Minority Health conference, Dr. Darrell Wheeler identifies challenges and solutions for supporting the health of LGBTQIA+ people of color. The presentation includes information on data collection, key health factors, and actionable steps to improve routine engagement in clinical practice.
This publication explores the social determinants of health that uniquely affect LGBTQ people of color, and provides strategies and solutions for health centers seeking to better serve this population. The publication focuses on using the model of intersectionality as a way of viewing social determinants of health and guiding health care providers in how to …
Dr. Darrell Wheeler addresses the intersection of gender identity and racial identity, and presents frameworks, processes, and solutions for the stigmatization that can arise for LGBTQ people of color.
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Understanding and Addressing the Social Determinants of Health for Black LGBTQ People: An Example of the Way Forward for Health Centers
In this webinar, Sannisha Dale, PhD, Ed.M and Tfawa Haynes, MSW, LICSW discuss complex and interrelated individual, interpersonal and structural factors that impact the health outcomes of Black LGBTQ people.
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Although estimates of HIV incidence remain relatively stable in the United States (US), the epidemic continues to increase disproportionately among men who have sex with men (MSM). Notably, nearly half of new HIV infections occur in the South, where Black/African American, young MSM (YMSM, 18 to 35) are at greatest risk. PrEP is a highly effective HIV prevention strategy. While the data about its safety and efficacy in this population are encouraging, structural and social barriers that undermine optimal PrEP uptake, as well as suboptimal adherence and retention in PrEP-related, follow-up medical care must be addressed. In this webinar, two leading infectious disease providers and researchers from Mississippi and Alabama will address possible barriers and facilitators of PrEP uptake among Black MSM and highlight novel efforts to deliver PrEP services to Black MSM.
There is a common misconception that few or no lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people exist within the farmworker community. As a result, the health care needs of LGBT farmworkers are often overlooked. This webinar will address the unique challenges faced by LGBT farmworkers, including invisibility, cultural and religious taboos, and fear of job termination or harassment, to ensure that health care providers are able to provide quality care to this highly vulnerable population. Alexis Guild a senior health policy analyst from Farmworker Justice will provide an overview of Farmworkers in the US and the unique laws and regulations that can affect health care, and Carlos Casteñada, the Community Outreach Coordinator at Adelante Healthcare, will share his experiences of working with LGBT people in the field and making outreach workers at Adelante Healthcare accessible as a resource for LGBT people.
The HIV epidemic disproportionately affects the Southern U.S., where 51% of new HIV diagnoses occurred in 2013. Despite substantial progress along the continuum of care, HIV remains a major health concern in the South, particularly for young, Black gay and bisexual men, other men who have sex men (MSM), and transgender women. Our new publication “HIV Prevention in the South: Reducing Stigma, Increasing Access” presents four strategic elements for preventing the further spread of HIV among vulnerable populations in the South, and suggests a more hopeful future for reducing the HIV epidemic.