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LGBTQA Health Conference

Addressing Tobacco and Behavioral Health Disparities - Promising research-based practices

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 and Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Pittsburgh Mariott North, Cranberry Township PA 16066

Co-sponsored by PA Department of Health, PA Department of Human Services, Adagio Health, Northwest Pennsylvania Tobacco Control Coalition, and Tobacco Free Allegheny.


This year's skill-based conference will focus on issues related to behavioral health and the LGBTQA community.


Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and asexual (LGBTQA) individuals face challenges when accessing and receiving care that may lead to preventable adverse health outcomes. A Healthy People 2020 report found LGBTQA youth are 2 to 3 times more likely to attempt suicide, more likely to be homeless, and have a higher risk of HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). In addition, LGBTQA populations have the highest rates of tobacco, alcohol and other drug use. Transgender individuals experience a high prevalence of HIV/STD, victimization, mental health issues, and suicide. Gay and bisexual men have higher chances of major depression, bipolar disorder, and anxiety disorder compared to other men.

Target Audience

Physicians, health practitioners, tobacco prevention and cessation specialists, mental health and additional professionals, pharmacists, county health department professionals, nurses and other chronic disease specialists who work with health education and LGBTQA populations across Pennsylvania.

Learn more and register.