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University of Maryland Prevention Research Center

The University of Maryland Prevention Research Center (UMD-PRC) is committed to research, service and training around issues of mental health among LGBTQ+ communities. We bring awareness to inequities, as well as disseminate data, validate tools and best practices to improve access to quality mental health and health care for these communities.

In collaboration with LGBTQ+ partner organizations, we 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, we facilitate connections between members of LGBTQ+ communities, allies, providers, clinicians and investigators. 

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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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Police Violence & Anti-Racism Statement

The UMD-PRC strongly denounces all anti-Black racism and violence. Black LGBTQ+ communities are not spared from these harmful historical forces.

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Webinar Series Recordings

The PRC invites investigators and Community Advisory Board Members to present their work on LGBTQ+ mental health and wellbeing.  

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COVID Resources

Find COVID-19 resources from the University of Maryland Prevention Research Center.

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UMD-PRC News

UMD-PRC Investigator Profile: Elizabeth "Liz" Aparicio
View Article UMD-PRC Investigator Profile: Elizabeth "Liz" Aparicio
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Dr. Elizabeth Aparicio Selected as a Society for Social Work and Research 2021 Fellow
View Article Dr. Elizabeth Aparicio Selected as a Society for Social Work and Research 2021 Fellow
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John Salerno: Centering Vulnerable LGBTQ+ Communities in Research and Advocacy
View Article John Salerno: Centering Vulnerable LGBTQ+ Communities in Research and Advocacy

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University of Maryland Prevention Research Center
SPH Building, 4200 Valley Drive, Room 1242L
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742-2611

Email: umd-prc@umd.edu

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The University of Maryland Prevention Research Center is being supported from 2019-2024 by a cooperative agreement #U48 DP006382 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Any interpretations and opinions expressed herein are solely those of the authors and may not reflect those of the CDC.