Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) HealthJSI works to improve access to and quality of health services for lesbians, gay men, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) persons. A founding member of the National Coalition of LGBT Health, JSI has conducted numerous studies to learn more about the barriers to health services for LGBT persons, what LGBT persons look for when seeking care, and the health disparities experienced by this diverse group. JSI works with mainstream service delivery systems to improve competence in providing health services to this population.
JSI provides a wide range of training and technical assistance to meet LGBT health needs. JSI develops materials, curricula, and online content and courses to educate providers and consumers about LGBT health issues. We conduct needs assessments to help understand specific health concerns related to sexual orientation and gender identity, leveraging both traditional and new media as a means of locating and engaging harder to reach populations. JSI also promotes healthy sexuality through open discourse about sexuality and sexual practices, including safer sex and diverse sexual minority cultures.
The goal of the National Resource Center is to improve access to practical evidence-based and emerging HIV and AIDS prevention resources that build the professional capacity of people who work with youth who are at risk for HIV.
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment enlists JSI to implement a research study determining the specific healthcare needs of homosexual Latino men.
JSI developed an online curriculum about Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Questioning youth as a professional development course for public school teachers at all grade levels with the goal of creating safe learning environments.
JSI conducts two comprehensive studies on behalf of the Massachusetts Department of Health in order to determine what health disparities exist for sexual minorities living in the Bay State.
The 12 Cities Project asked the dozen cities in the US with the highest AIDS prevalence improve collaboration and integration of federal funding for HIV prevention, care and treatment. JSI then assessed whether the project accomplished its goals.
JSI is working with The Health Trust to develop content for a gay men's health website, with a focus on HIV and STDs, for Santa Clara County, California.
JSI implemented a survey in six cities to identify barriers and ways to facilitate participation in an HIV vaccine study among gay and bisexual men. JSI utilized a combination of communication channels to recruit men to complete the survey.