Assessing Need and Access to LGBTQ+ Affirming and Affordable Behavioral Healthcare in Chicago

Overall LGBTQ+ individuals are 2.5 times more likely to experience depression, anxiety, and substance abuse compared to heterosexual individuals. Howard Brown Health worked in partnership with other community-based organizations (CBOs) that provide behavioral health services throughout Chicago to research and better understand barriers and facilitators to accessing affordable and LGBTQ+ affirming behavioral healthcare in the greater Chicago area. The research also illustrates unmet mental and behavioral healthcare needs and highlights existing gaps in LGBTQ+ affirming and affordable behavioral health services in Chicago.

Centering Community Care

Centering Community Care, Howard Brown Health’s 2021-2024 Strategic Plan, draws on the agency’s
decades of experience in healthcare delivery, public policy advocacy, and community engagement to
envision the next chapter of Howard Brown’s growth and community impact. With significant
progress made during its 2017-2020 Strategic Plan, which include establishing the Center for
Education, Research, and Advocacy (ERA) and expanding into underserved West and South side
areas of the city, Howard Brown is poised to strengthen its reach and impact in the years ahead.

Guía de mejores prácticas para la investigación participativa basada en la comunidad sobre la salud de personas transgénero y no binarias

Esta guía describe las mejores prácticas para la investigación participativa basada en la comunidad (CBPR, por sus siglas en inglés) con comunidades transgénero y no binarias (TNB, por sus siglas en inglés). Esperamos que sea un recurso para las personas involucradas o interesadas en la investigación de la salud en la comunidad TNB y que haga que la CBPR sea accesible, factible y convincente.


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