The Center of Excellence on Racial and Ethnic Minority Young Men Who Have Sex with Men and Other Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Populations (YMSM+LGBT CoE) was established to help providers develop skills to deliver culturally-responsive and evidence based prevention and treatment services for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender populations dealing with co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders. Additionally, the CoE will provide a variety of innovative training and technical assistance resources, including training curricula, webinars, and a website clearinghouse to help providers working with LGBT populations and racial/ethnic minority young men who have sex with men (ages 18-26).
The Center of Excellence is funded by SAMHSA as a supplement to the Pacific Southwest Addiction Technology Transfer Center, in partnership with the National American Indian & Alaska Native ATTC & the Northeast and Caribbean ATTC.
LGBT News & Events
Webinar – Prevalent Hepatitis Issues within LGBT & YMSM Communities Please join us for our next webinar on Friday, March 17, 2017 at 11:00 am PDT! This webinar will provide information on viral hepatitis and its prevalence within the LGBT & YMSM populations. Content will cover viral hepatitis, incidence rates, risk factors for hepatitis infection, … Read more
The YMSM+LGBT Center of Excellence is pleased to announce that we are conducting a Training of Trainers (ToT) event for Spanish speakers on March 30-31, 2017 in New York. This TOT session and all discussions will be conducted entirely in Spanish and is intended for trainers who plan to deliver the curriculum, “A Provider’s Introduction … Read more
Last week our National Advisory Board gathered in Rockville, Maryland at the SAMHSA headquarters. We spent a day and a half discussing plans for the future – including upcoming webinar topics in 2017. We look forward to more great things in 2017!