The University of Maryland Prevention Research Center (UMD-PRC) at the University of Maryland School of Public Health is committed to research, service and training around issues of mental health among LGBTQ+ communities. Its mission is to eliminate existing health disparities and related social injustices experienced by LGBTQ+ persons. The Center is committed to bringing awareness to these inequities, as well as disseminating data, validated tools, and best practices to improve access to quality mental health and health care for these communities.

In collaboration with LGBTQ+ partner organizations, the PRC will promote evidence-based training of students and mental health care providers in culturally sensitive and inclusive practices. By serving as a central hub of resources and expertise in LGBTQ+ mental health care, the Center intends to facilitate connections between members of LGBTQ+ communities, allies, providers, clinicians and investigators.

The UMD-PRC aims to:

  1. Address gaps in understanding of LGBTQ+ mental health and health care, and related topics such as HIV, substance use, and healthy relationship dynamics.
  2. Develop and evaluate tools to examine and address LGBTQ+ mental health and related health care needs.
  3. Disseminate and support the implementation of tools to address LGBTQ+ mental health and related health care needs.

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