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In this issue focused on
LGBTQ+ care and behavioral health...

                  Making a Difference

This month we spoke with Allison Myers, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health at the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Myers is a family medicine physician who practices full-spectrum primary care for patients of all ages and genders and a Penn LGBT Health Program fellow. She has been an LGBTQ+ health advocate since medical school when she founded a citywide health professional student coalition to address LGBTQ+ health disparities.

In this month's featured interview, we discussed Dr. Myers’ recommendations for the top 3 educational priorities for primary care providers for high quality LGBTQ+ integrated behavioral health in primary care.

Read the full interview...
"It is critical that medical and mental health providers contextualize the care they provide to their sexual and gender minority clients, take a trauma-informed approach to care, and focus on mental health and wellness - not just mental illness.” 

 - Allison E. Myers, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health
University of Pennsylvania 

Resources of the Month

In honor of Pride Month, we have curated a set of screening and assessment tools for primary care settings.

Don't Forget the Stonewall Generation: Building Age Inclusive LGBT Services
In this workshop recorded live from Penn Medicine's 2019 Health Equity Week, concrete suggestions and resources are shared for reaching older LGBTQ+ adults.

All Children - All Families Webinars: Core Curriculum Track
The webinars featured in the core curriculum track focus on topics ranging from an "Introduction to LGBTQ+ Competency" and "Best Practices for Serving LGBTQ+ Youth." These core curriculum webinars are available at no cost via the human rights campaign website. 

National LGBT Health Education Center - Webinars and Video Training
This video collection includes information and discussions on behavioral health needs for LGBTQ+ patients, best practices, and how to implement principles of trauma-informed care. 

GLMA Cultural Competence Webinar Series - For Providers and Researchers 
This cultural competence webinar series explores the health concerns and healthcare of LGBTQ+ people. GLMA delves into the clinical concerns specific to LGBTQ+ persons - both in terms of physical health and mental health- so the provider can better understand how to create comprehensive systems of care that support positive outcomes and experiences for LGBTQ+ people.

Reaching Teens: Strength- Based Communication Strategies to Build Resilience and Support Healthy Adolescent Development 
Reaching Teens provides communications strategies to effectively engage with today's teenagers. This groundbreaking multimedia resource combines text and video to show how recognizing, reinforcing, and building on inherent strengths supports positive youth development.

CHOP's Gender and Sexuality Development Clinic - Professional Resources
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia has partnered with medical professionals and schools to provide insight and training that will increase transgender competent healthcare and create more supportive school environments.

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What's the Buzz?

News, Conferences, and Upcoming Events


The AAMC's Building Better Curriculum recording is now online! This monthly one-hour webinar series is an opportunity for deans, leaders, and teaching faculty to learn about and explore innovations in curriculum and competency mapping.
CFHA's "Financial Savviness for the BCH: Practical Strategies and Tips" webinar is now available for viewing on Integrated Care TV. This presentation is geared towards all audiences from students interested in the world of BHC work to practicing professionals. 
The AMA's Opioid Task Force released recommendations on May 30 that call on policymakers to eliminate barriers to treatment for opioid use disorder. View the list of new recommendations on this AAFP blog post that outlines a road map to end the epidemic. 
ASAM's "Combating Opioid Use Disorder with MATStrategies for Success" on-demand webcast provides free continuing education credits and is intended for primary care physicians who seek to improve the care of patients with mental health disorders.


June 28 - July 1
National Association of School Nurses (NASN) Annual Conference
Where: Denver, CO |  Website

July 1-5
Continuing Education's Annual Primary Care Summer Conference
Where: Kiawah Island, SC | Website

July 17-18
National Minority Mental Health Awareness Summit
Where: Birmingham, AL | Website

August 14-18
National Conference on Addiction Disorders
Where: Baltimore, MD | Website
August 15-18
Integrative Medicine for Mental Health (IMMH) Conference 
Where: San Diego, CA | Website
August 16-17
Integrated Behavioral Health in Primary Care: System Approaches that Work 
Where: Chicago, IL | Website
September 11-14 
GLMA Annual Conference on LGBTQ+ Health
Where: New Orleans, LA | Website

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