Join AHRQ's Health Care Innovations Exchange for a live TweetChat on Supporting At-Risk LGBT and Homeless Youth
- When: Wednesday, February 27, 2013, 3:00 pm EST
- Join the AHRQ Health Care Innovations Exchange for a live TweetChat with innovator Lara Brooks, Director of the Broadway Youth Center in Chicago, who will discuss methods to enhance access to medical and social services for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) and homeless youth.
Lara Brooks is Director of the Broadway Youth Center (BYC) and has worked with street-based and homeless youth, survivors of violence, and LGBT youth for more than a decade. The BYC, a program of Howard Brown Health Center and its community partners, uses a comprehensive, “one-stop-shop” model that offers integrated services to LGBT youth, youth experiencing homelessness and housing instability, and street-based youth. Paying special attention to the intersection of trauma, harm reduction, oppression and resilience, Brooks speaks locally and nationally on issues related to LGBT intimate partner and sexual violence; harm reduction; alternatives to policing; and community accountability/transformative justice. Brooks is currently on the Community Advisory Council for Sage Community Health Collective, a Chicago-based healing justice worker collective that offers sliding scale payment options for alternative health care.
- Visit http://go.usa.gov/4ufh to read the innovation profile and learn how the Broadway Youth Center has successfully connected thousands of hard-to-reach, disenfranchised youth with badly needed services. Join the TweetChat on Twitter at @AHRQIX and use the #AHRQIX hashtag to participate in the conversation.