Posts Tagged ‘teens’

National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day

Tuesday, April 6th, 2021
NationalYouth HIV and AIDS Awareness Day, April 10th

Saturday, April 10th is National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day. #NYHAAD reminds us of the importance of investing in young people’s health and education. School-based Health Education provides youth with a safe and supportive environment to learn about HIV prevention.

1 in 5 new HIV diagnoses occurs in young people ages 13-24. This National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day, learn why investing in youth health and education is critical to ending HIV:

Navigating LGBT Adolescent Health for the Healthcare Provider

Thursday, April 5th, 2018

Many lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) individuals face barriers and challenges that make it difficult for them to find and receive competent healthcare or feel that they have had a positive provider experience. In many cases, this will likely cause LGBT patients to experience a heightened degree of distress and symptoms than their non-LGBT counterparts.

Because LGBT people are members of every community and socioeconomic group, their healthcare needs must be fully understood by all health providers to make the cultural changes required to eliminate healthcare disparities and improve health-related outcomes for this patient population.

The purpose of the Health Professions Seminar is to provide an educational forum to discuss vital topics of healthcare delivery that are harmful to the LGBT community and their well-being as a whole. It is the intent of the Health Professions Seminars to instill overdue change by increasing the knowledge base of healthcare providers and support staff caring for LGBT patients and to encourage adoption of LGBT culture-friendly practices throughout the healthcare community.

The intended audience for this program is physicians, nurses, social workers and all other healthcare professionals (clinical or non-clinical) who provide health-related services to the LGBT patient population as topics will relate to both healthcare services as well as the patient care experience.

Friday, July 13, 2018 / 8:00AM-4:00 PM

Marist College
3399 North Road
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Time      Presentation/Activity     Presenter

8:00am-8:30am Registration & Continental Breakfast      Catskill Hudson AHEC Staff

8:30am-8:45am Welcome & Introductions            Robert Wingate

8:45am-9:45am Exploring privilege/Creating an LGBT Safe Zone Lori Ciafardoni, MS ED, RN Kyan Lynch, MD, MA

9:45am-10:00am               Break

10:00am-11:00am            Best Practices/Primary Care (Creating an LGBTQ+ Friendly Environment & Establishing a Trusting Relationship With a Thorough Sexual and Medical Health History               Carolyn Wolf-Gould, MD Kyan Lynch, MD, MA

11:00am-12:00pm            STIs/HIV and LGBT Youth (NYS STI Epidemiology, Clinical Updates on Syphilis, Gonorrhea and Chlamydia, LGV and the Use of PrEP and PEP for HIV Prevention).            Marguerite A. Urban, MD

12:00pm-1:00pm              Networking Lunch & Breakout Sessions All Presenters

1:00pm-1:45pm                LGBTQ Rights in New York State                Neelu Pathiyil, Esq.

1:45pm-2:45pm                Providing Competent Mental Health Care with Trans and Nonbinary Adolescents             Acey A. Mercer, LMSW

2:45pm-3:00pm                Break

3:00pm-3:45pm                Presenter Panel Q&A     Moderated by Rob Conlon, MS

3:45pm-4:00pm                Closing Remarks and Evaluations              Robert Wingate

  • Attendance at entire event is required. Partial credit will not be given.
  • For general questions or to register for this program, please contact Kathy Doyle at or 845-883-7260.
  • For cost and registration information, please download the flyer/registration form at

Teen Health Day

Monday, November 30th, 2015

Friday, December 4, 2015

Carmel Fire Department
94 Gleneida Ave.
Carmel, NY

On Friday, December 4, in collaboration with Westchester Medical Center, a Teen Health Day for individuals ages 13 to 24 will be held at the Carmel Fire Department, 94 Gleneida Avenue, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Teen Health Day will offer free and confidential services including HIV testing, STD screening, Hepatitis C testing, pregnancy testing and mental health and substance abuse referrals. Several other community organizations will be participating in the event to provide education and answer questions.