Panel and Workshop: Building Support for LGBTQIA+ Communities Around Behavioral Health & Cancer
Original Air Date: Tuesday, September 29, 1 – 4 p.m. ET

Stigma, discrimination when accessing health care, lower levels of social support and higher rates of victimization, poverty and unemployment take their toll on the health of those in the LGBTQIA+ community. They are more than twice as likely as cis-gendered heterosexual men and women to develop a behavioral health condition in their lifetime and face additional risk factors that lead to higher rates of cancer and late stage diagnosis.

Despite being at increased risk, members of the LGBTQIA+ community are incredibly resilient and the appropriate support and resources can help them navigate their cancer and mental health journeys.
Join the National Behavioral Health Network for Cancer and Tobacco Control (NBHN) and the National LGBT Cancer Network for “Building Support for LGBTQIA+ Communities Around Behavioral Health and Cancer,” an interactive panel and workshop.

Renowned guest speakers will help you:

  • Understand the root causes of mental health and cancer disparities impacting the LGBTQIA+ community.
  • Identify current barriers to equitable care for LGBTQIA+ individuals.
  • Gain strategies to effectively build partnerships and engage the LGBTQIA+ community.

Presenters: Kk Naimool, director of strategic partnerships at the National LGBT Cancer Network; Julia M. Applegate, director of Equitas Health Institute; Max Mowitz,One Iowa project director; Kelly Harris, MSS, LCSW, ACSW, CEO of Cancer Support Community Greater Philadelphia; Judy Morrissey, LCSW, director of Behavioral Health at Mazzoni Center and Laura A. Jacobs, LCSW-R, independent consultant.

Event Agenda:

1:00-2:00pm ET: Introduction & Overview

2:00-3:00pm ET: Panelist Discussion

3:00-3:45pm ET: Questions and Discussion

3:45-4:00pm ET: Closing Remarks


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