We discussed the greatest barriers to accessing LGBTQ-affirming mental health care in our communities and what programs are working, to address LGBTQ mental health needs.
Updates on federal and state policy and information on how to support inclusive sexual education.
The June Network Call featured a presentation from Gil Duran, from the Department of Managed Health Care. Gil shared information about the Department’s role in regulating health care plans, California’s guarantee of access to transition-related health care, and how to appeal a denial of care. We also reviewed the final week to pass legislation out of its house of origin, the budget, and administrative advocacy.
An update on sate and federal policy, LGBTQ priorities in the California budget, and #Out4MentalHealth activities including the State Suicide Prevention Subcommittee, Regional Task Forces, and Fiscal Reversion Plans.
An update on the Religious Refusal Rule, tips and tools to get engaged and submit your comments, and updates from our #Out4MentalHealth Town Halls.
Updates for legislative advocates on 2018 legislation impacting LGBTQ health, including an ambitious package of bills to get California to universal health care.
We heard from Jim Keddy with Youth Forward, and discussed opportunities to increase access to LGBTQ substance prevention, early intervention, and treatment services in the wake of Proposition 64 and the legalization of marijuana.
We heard from the California Legislative LGBT Caucus about priorities for 2018 and the year ahead.
We discussed the FAIR Education Act implementation, Open Enrollment for Covered California, and state and federal policy updates.
We discussed Local Control and Accountability Plans and how LGBTQ organizations and activists can engage in the process to build support for LGBTQ students and staff.