Virtual: Best Practices in Addictions Care for LGBTQIA+ Communities

Sponsor: North Country Health Consortium in collaboration with New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

A 2-hour training with Alex Kouroghlian, MD, MSc., MPH

PRESENTATION: LGBTQIA+ populations have disproportionately high prevalence of substance use disorders compared with the general population as a consequence of pervasive minority stress occurring in stigma-related discrimination and victimization. As a result of attending this session, participants will identify best-practice strategies to address substance use disorders in the LGBTQIA+ community. 

Learning Objectives:

1. Describe the relationship of minority stress to the disproportionate prevalence of substance use disorders among LGBTQIA+ people.

2. Explain how to tailor evidence-based addictions treatments for LGBTQIA+ populations.

3. Identify specific behavioral health integration strategies to better address substance use disorders in the LGBTQIA+ community.

Alex S. Keuroghlian is the Director of Education and Training Programs at The Fenway Institute and Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School (HMS). They are principal investigator of the National LGBTQIA+ Health Education Center, a HRSA-funded cooperative agreement to improve health care for LGBTQIA+ people at health centers. Dr. Keuroghlian is concurrently principal investigator of the Innovative Intervention Strategies Coordinating Center for Technical Assistance, also funded by HRSA, to implement emerging strategies nationally for people with HIV in four priority areas: substance use disorders, LGBTQIA+ youth, incarceration and telehealth. They were previously principal investigator of the HRSA-funded Evidence-Informed Interventions Coordinator Center for Technical Assistance, which implemented effective and culturally tailored interventions nationally for people with HIV in four focus areas: transgender women, Black men who have sex with men, behavioral health integration into primary medical care, and identifying and addressing trauma.

Dr. Keuroghlian received their medical degree and Masters in Neurosciences from the Stanford University School of Medicine. They completed their psychiatry residency at the MGH/McLean Hospital training program, where they served as Chief Resident in Public and Community Psychiatry, and a Master of Public Health (Health Policy and Management) at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

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Event Details

May 5, 2022
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm