Project ECHO LGBT: Making System Change to Address a High-Risk Population

Artist/photographer: Lavinia Solano
June 27, 2017

How can you effectively treat a high risk population without knowing which patients make up the population? The answer is: you can’t. 

To treat the complex needs of LGBT patients, it is necessary to remove the veil hiding this population from their health care providers. This removes stigma and increases the availability of treatment options based off of the specific needs of this population.

In collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the National Association for Community Health Centers (NACHC), Dr. Wanda Montalvo of the Weitzman Institute at Community Health Center, Inc. led an initiative entitled “Transforming Primary Care for LGBT People” to improve the quality of care LGBT patients receive at 10 Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs). 

Honoring Pride Month 2017: YMSM + LGBT Webinar Series

June 20, 2017

Brandy T. Oeser, MPH
Project Director
YMSM+LGBT ATTC Center of Excellence 

LGBT Pride Month is celebrated each year in the month of June to honor the 1969 Stonewall riots in Manhattan. As part of the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment's recognition of LGBT Pride Month, the YMSM+LGBT Center of Excellence would like to encourage you to visit our archived webinars, where you can learn more about the LGBT Community. We have webinars available on many topics, including:
  • Creating an LGBT Affirming Organization
  • Supporting Change for LGBTQ Young Adults
  • Working With and For Two-Spirit Individuals

Cannabis News Roundup: June 2017

June 14, 2017 
Maureen Fitzgerald
ATTC Network Coordinating Office

The cannabis news deluge continues, with no sign of letting up.  Here's a roundup of some of the latest: