SSW News

New Center of Excellence on LGBTQ+ Behavioral Health Equity

January 28, 2021    |  

UMSSW’s Institute for Innovation and Implementation is proud to announce the launch of the new website for the Center of Excellence on LGBTQ+ Behavioral Health Equity. This website features the Center’s work of providing behavioral health practitioners with vital information on supporting the population of people identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, two-spirit, and other diverse sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions.

The Center is funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to develop change strategies within mental health and substance use disorder treatment systems to address disparities impacting the LGBTQ+ community.

The website provides access to the Center’s training, coaching, and technical assistance, including monthly webinars and office hours, and will ultimately include a searchable database of resources for providers and practitioners. Angela Weeks, Project Director for the Center said, “I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to provide training and skill-building for practitioners to recognize and address bias so that it does not impact the care they provide.” Bookmark lgbtqequity.org to return often and learn more.