Prevention Research Center Launch (Invite Only)
Supported by a new five-year, $3.7 million cooperative agreement from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the University of Maryland School of Public Health's Prevention Research Center (UMD-PRC) is embarking on a new initiative focused on improving mental health care for sexual and gender minority (LGBTQ) persons.
The UMD-PRC will establish and maintain a multi-disciplinary faculty of researchers; a diverse and well-connected community advisory board of stakeholders; identify promising mental health care cultural competency practice tools and strategies; and evaluate, translate, disseminate and communicate research findings and beneficial tools and strategies to all stakeholders to improve mental health care for LGBT persons.
The UMD-PRC strives to be a national resource for tools and strategies aimed at improving the effectiveness of mental health care for LGBT persons.
On the day before National Comming Out Day, the UMD-PRC will celebrate this new initiative.