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“GAY & LESBIAN ELDER HOUSING (GLEH) COMMUNITY OUTREACH EDUCATION AND TRAINING” PROGRAM

WHAT To increase the cultural competency, capacity, awareness and education level of health care providers and community members as they relate to issues specific to low-income elder LGBT and HIV/AIDS populations.
WHYTo provide a consistent and fair level of care for the older LGBT and HIV/AIDS populations.
WHEREGay and Lesbian Elder Housing.
Hollywood, CA, USA.


Program Description

Overall access to social and preventive services is a growing concern among older adults who have a greater risk of suffering from acute and chronic diseases, behavioral health issues and other concerns. For members of the LGBT seniors, this is an even greater concern.

Older LGBT persons traditionally have not been supported or sought support from institutions and social service providers. To counter this, GLEH offers the following services to increase the capacity of community providers to prepare them to be better equipped to handle LGBT and HIV/AIDS elders throughout the greater social service, public health, housing and education sectors.

-In-services for agency staff, sensitivity training and cultural competency and capacity building trainings.
-Participation on community panels
that speak to the issues relevant to low-income LGBT, HIV/AIDS and vulnerable populations of elders.
-Continuing Education Training for licensed professionals
who seek to increase their awareness and knowledge level on best practices, considerations and approaches when dealing with these unique and highly under-served populations of seniors.
-Community education sessions with medical and mental health professionals,
as well as the planning of, and participation in conference workshops that are of particular interest to these populations.
-Participation in a city-wide coalition to support service providers
that will further advance the field of aging services and the provision of care, treatment and education for under-served LGBT & HIV/AIDS communities.

GLEH provides these community services in a culturally relevant manner employing direct care, social service, housing and educational programs while addressing the issues that are unique to LGBT seniors.
source:gleh.org

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