Expanding Partners and Increasing Tobacco Prevention, Assessment, and Treatment for LGBTQ+ Youth and Young Adults

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.

 

To learn more about Healthy Communities of the Capital Area, visit https://hccame.org/.

$100,000
2022
Prevention
Tobacco

MAINE CANCER FOUNDATION GRANTS TO THIS ORGANIZATION:

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

LET'S FIGHT CANCER TOGETHER

Get the Latest News & Updates from MCF.