Why it matters

Supporting & Affirming LGBTQ+ Youth

There are significant health disparities among young people who identify as LGBTQ+ due to stigma and lack of family acceptance. Health care professionals have an opportunity to have a positive impact in multiple ways, including creating affirming and inclusive environments for LGBTQ+ youth, providing evidence-based, culturally responsive care, connecting LGBTQ+ youth to essential resources, and committing to ongoing learning and professional development personally, organizationally, and institutionally.


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Hear directly from teens about how you can improve their health care experience.

Listen to transgender and gender non-conforming youth share their health care experiences and ways the system can be improved.

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Webinars & Trainings

Our skilled facilitators offer interactive trainings and presentations to promote youth-friendly care. We can tailor these educational experiences to meet your organization’s needs. We currently have a training available on Patient-Centered Care for Transgender Youth. Learn more about AHI’s training offerings here.

We Can Help!

Is your practice interested in learning more about caring for LGBTQ patients? We help health centers across the country become more adolescent-centered.