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Brookline Health Department Invites Community To Virtual Forum On Advancing Equity For LGBTQ+ Youth

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Interim Health Commissioner Patrick Maloney invites the community to Brookline Department of Public Health’s 25th annual health policy forum on advancing equity for LGBTQ+ youth.

This virtual event will be held on Monday, November 15, 2021, at 06:00 p.m.

To register for the forum, please visit here.

Residents who register will receive a digital program via e-mail with information about speakers and resources.

The topic of this year’s forum is “Advancing Equity: Health & Wellbeing for LGBTQ+ Youth.”

Discussions will surround creating safe spaces at schools with curriculum to support LGBTQ+ youths, providing inclusive healthcare and more equitable access to LGBTQ+ youths, as well as physical and mental health disparities that may affect some members of the LGBTQ+ youth community.

The event will be moderated by Dr. Natalia Linos, Executive Director of FXB Center for Health & Human Rights at Harvard University.

Guest speakers will include:

Valerie Frias, Ethos Chief Executive Officer and Brookline School Committee Member. Emily Lunardi, Lead Clinician of The Triangle Program at HRI Hospital. Kieran P. Todd, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health doctoral candidate.

“The Town of Brookline prides itself on being an inclusive community, and we are committed to having open conversations like these to promote health equity for LGBTQ+ community members,” said Interim Health Commissioner Maloney. “It is so important for all members, especially the youth, to feel heard, accepted and loved. We ask residents to join us to learn about how to achieve this.”

For more information, please contact Administrative Coordinator Darlene Johnson at 617-730-2301 or djohnson@brooklinema.gov.