This session will explore the importance of providing LGBTQ+ focused education and care to address Social Determinants of Health from youth through adulthood. Presentations will address challenges in providing LGBTQ-focused care particularly in a politically charged atmosphere, generalizable lessons learned, as well as how to build provider capacity for cultural responsiveness to improve health outcomes for patients. Furthermore, this session will share best practices with regard to LGBTQ inclusion in sexual health education for youth.
This session will examine how trauma impacts Social Determinants of Health and health outcomes. The first presentation will address the role of trauma and discrimination on risk behaviors, coping, and engagement for patients, as well as coping and engagement for providers. Marginalized individuals may experience trauma that we do not frequently thoroughly address, and there is often stigma and shame around trauma; providers can experience secondary trauma from the experiences of clients and patients as well. The second presentation will address how the American with Disabilities Act can be utilized to protect individuals with HIV and Opioid Use Disorder from discrimination based on either of those diagnoses
This session will address the two critical components of mental health and housing for addressing Social Determinants of Health. It is critical when addressing mental health issues with patients to also examine substance use and how this impacts vulnerability to HIV and other negative health outcomes. Stigma around mental health issues, HIV, and substance also can negatively impact engagement and retention in care, medication adherence, and overall health outcomes.