Structural Factors and Sexual Orientation Health Disparities in Adolescent Substance Use: A Multi-level Analysis

Presenter: M. Somjen Frazer

In this webinar, Ms. Frazer discusses the substance use disparities among sexual minority youth, specifically in the realms of tobacco, alcohol, and marijuana and other drugs. She discusses why these disparities exist, and explores what the structural determinants of these disparities are, including structural stigma and policy environments.

Following the webinar, participants should be able to:

  • Explain why it is important to understand structural causes of health disparities among sexual minority youth.
  • Describe why substance use disparities might be a large and persistent cause of disparate morbidity among sexual minority youth.
  • List potential outcomes to expect for sexual orientation substance use disparities among youth given the changing political landscape.

Continuing Education: 1.0 CPH, 1.0 CHES

Council on Linkages Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals (2014 Version)

1A1, 1A12, 1B1, 1B12, 1C1, 2A5, 2B5, 2B8, 4A1, 4A2, 4A3, 4A6, 4B1, 4B2, 4B3, 4C1, 4C2, 4C3, 5A7

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If you are employed by NYS or a local health department in NYS, we recommend that you register for this course through the NYS Department of Health Learning Management System (DOH LMS).