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Dan Lentine received his master’s degree in public health from Emory University in 1998, and has since worked in the field of public health with a focus on HIV, STD, and viral hepatitis prevention. Mr. Lentine has served as a Public Health Analyst for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, GA since 2002 where he engages in scientific projects, program policy, evaluation, and public health and health care system change initiatives. Mr. Lentine has written or co-authored 18 published papers and reports, and has received numerous CDC honors for his efforts and leadership on innovative and complex projects, policies, and initiatives. In addition to federal service, Dan has worked locally as the executive director of community based organization serving drug users.
Presentation: Addressing the Health of LGBT People through Public Health & Primary Care Collaboration
Time: Breakout Session 2
Where: Conference Theatre
Changes in the US health care system and new technologies have created new opportunities to improve individual patient care and population-level health. Collaboration between public health and primary care can help identify and maximize the resources available in a community (e.g., financial, technological, human, etc), and ultimately be a vehicle for addressing complex individual- and community-level health issues that may otherwise be out of reach. A primary example includes addressing the health needs of lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender, and other sexual minorities (LGBT) people. Although we know that LGBT people are disproportionately burdened by HIV and STDs and other health issues, it is difficult to fully characterize the health needs of the population(s), or identify a patient who is LGBT in need of certain preventive services presenting in care without routine collection of sexual orientation and gender identity information. Current federal efforts stress the need to make LGBT people visible through routine data collection of SOGI and to provide culturally sensitive, high quality preventive services and care.
1. Understand current work by CDC’s HIV and STD prevention Divisions to improve the collection of SOGI and the provision of services to LGBT populations in community health centers
2. Explain specific barriers to care experienced by the LGBTQ and PLWH Community
3. Identify current regional and national approaches to HIV care and prevention