Title A Medical Home for LGBTQ Youth
AAP Grant ID 1862
Project Year 2011
City & State Newark, NJ
Program Name CATCH Resident
Topic Adolescent Health
Program Description
This project takes the first step in creating a medical home for Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Queer and Questioning (LGBTQ) adolescents in Newark. To achieve this, community development organizations and health care providers in Newark will be brought together, integrating existing youth services with medical care. The major partners in this will be the Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, an affiliate of the University of Medicine and Dentistry Of New Jersey and the Newark Pride Alliance an umbrella organization of community agencies working for the LGBTQ community in Newark.

The proposal envisions a 5-step approach to achieve this goal. First, sustainable partnerships will be created with youth agencies in Newark and ideas will be generated on how to integrate access medical care for LGBTQ adolescents with the services they provide. Leading from the creation of these partnerships separate needs based assessments will be done of the components of health care: the adolescent (peer), the health care personnel (provider) and the medical facilities where health care is delivered (places). Each of these components will have educational interventions undertaken based on the results of the needs assessment. Lastly, we aim to disseminate the results of our project to the larger pediatric community.

1. Identify LGBTQ youth development agencies in the Newark Metro Area initiate a dialogue on how their services can be integrated into regular pediatric care and build sustainable partnerships.
2. Conduct a needs assessment of the 3components of health care delivery- the LGBTQ adolescent, the provider and the medical facilities where health care is provided.
3. Suggest educational interventions, and further implementation projects based on the results of the above needs assessments.
AAP District District III
Institutional Name Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, 201 Lyons Ave, Newark, NJ 07112
Contact 1 Philip Zachariah
Contact 2
ID 13