About This Grant:
LGBTQ+ youth and young adults come in contact with a variety of providers who are interested in improving the youths' lived experiences including mental health providers, pediatricians, school staff, etc. This project includes 1) Training that provides awareness, strategies, and technical assistance to be inclusive and welcoming while connecting youth to a variety of tobacco prevention, assessment, and treatment resources available through reliable sources such as Maine Health/Center for Tobacco Independence, Truth Initiative, and others. 2) Assessing and responding to providers' additional needs, 3) Modifying existing evidence-based materials to meet the needs of both the LGBTQ+ youth and different providers (school, social work, Pediatricians, etc.), and 4) Developing, recruiting youth for, and piloting virtual LGBTQ+ youth tobacco treatment groups. We will implement a rapid quality improvement process for each phase.
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|Year||Grant Title||Category||Amount||Grant Recipient|
|2017||General Operating Support||Operating, Prevention, Tobacco||$50,000||Healthy Communities of the Capital Area|
|2017||Reaching More Moms, their Friends and Family||Prevention, Tobacco||$25,000||Healthy Communities of the Capital Area|
|2022||Expanding Partners and Increasing Tobacco Prevention, Assessment, and Treatment for LGBTQ+ Youth and Young Adults||Prevention, Tobacco||$100,000||Healthy Communities of the Capital Area|