Community Health Education

Callen-Lorde provides trainings for community-based organizations, hospitals, health centers, schools, conferences, and more. Our training program is designed to share LGBT health information and to promote safe, supportive health care services for the LGBT community. It is our goal to help close the gap in the health care disparities faced by so many among us.

Our trainings are not one-size-fits-all. Rather, they are tailored to fit the unique needs of each setting. Topics may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • LGBT sensitivity
  • Transgender sensitivity
  • Meeting the unique health-related needs of the LGBT community, or the transgender community in particular
  • Promoting sexual health through prevention, screening, and treatment
  • Providing sensitive, affirmative, and informed care for special populations such LGBT youth, MSM (men who have sex with men), WSW (women who have sex with women), etc.
  • HIV/AIDS education
  • Anal health and HPV among MSM (men who have sex with men)


If you are interested in scheduling a training for your institution or organization, please contact our Community Health Education Coordinator by e-mailing or by calling (212) 271-7185.


New York State Center of Expertise Promoting Sexual Health, HIV/STI/HCV Health Care, and Secondary Prevention for Gay Men, MSM and Transgender Individuals

ACRIA is a designated New York State Center of Expertise (COE) Promoting Sexual Health HIV/STI/HCV Health Care and Secondary Prevention for Gay Men, MSM and Transgender    Individuals funded by the New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute.

Callen-Lorde’s Health Education Program, in collaboration with ACRIA, is developing a range of training interventions designed to prepare non-physician health and human services providers to work with gay men, MSM and transgender individuals to: promote sexual health; encourage HIV/STI/ HCV screening; address barriers to health care and treatment adherence; and promote secondary prevention with a focus on avoiding transmission of HIV to sexual or needle sharing partners.

This COE works with the AIDS Institute to conduct provider need assessments, define specific topics for curriculum development, develop and implement trainings statewide in-person, via webinars, and on-line in conjunction with The AIDS Institute’s COE On-Line Training Center.

Visit our Training Calendar to see what COE trainings are coming up.

If you wish to attend a COE training, please create an account and register directly at:

If you have any questions, please contact us at:  212-924-3934 or at