- Amelia Smith, MSW, LSW, Behavioral Health Consultant, Mazzoni Center Family and Community Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
- Hilary Rosenstein, MD, Assistant Medical Director, Mazzoni Center, Philadelphia, PA
- Anna Kiesnowski, MSW, LSW, Gender Affirming Services Manager, Mazzoni Center, Philadelphia PA
- Alexander Krausman, PA-C, Physician Assistant, Mazzoni Center, Philadelphia, PA
- Jerome Hollomon, MSW, LSW, Care Coordinator, Mazzoni Center, Philadelphia, PA
- Andrew Gudzelak, Data and Evaluation Manager, Mazzoni Center, Philadelphia, PA
Mazzoni’s “Drop-in clinic” for patients ages 14-24 began as a resource for patients with complex care needs; LGBTQ HIV positive youth who had a difficult time maintaining scheduled appointments and were prone to falling through the cracks and often lost to care. From humble roots we have grown into an interdisciplinary team consisting of medical providers, social workers, psychiatry fellows, lawyers, insurance coordinators and educators. Patients may access medical care, housing supports, legal resources, behavioral health, education re: sexual health and relationships, insurance navigation, food, travel passes and gender affirming services and surgery navigation. Come join us for a panel discussion where we will explore our successes and failures and demonstrate through case examples and data gathered from the past year how this flexible and extensive model creates access to services for underserved LGBTQ youth who might not otherwise engage with medical care and social support services. How does changing the model and working creatively and collaboratively shift who accesses medical care and social support services?
- Understand the complex care needs of LGBTQ youth.
- Discuss medical and social support services centered on LGBTQ Youth self determination.
- Evaluate programs and develop models to better serve LGBTQ Youth.