Yavapai County Community Health

Health Equity

Yavapai Pride in Our Health Logo

Yavapai Pride in Our Health is a program of YCCHS directed at increasing access to quality care for all individuals, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity (SOGI).

Here you can find resources for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning+ community, allies, and information on becoming Yavapai Pride in Our Health Partner.

Provider Program

Interested in becoming a practice that is more inclusive of LGBTQ+ clients? Join the Yavapai Pride in Our Health Provider Program.

In exchange for offering training on LGBTQ+ cultural competency and having a patient non-discrimination policy at your facility or agency, you will receive the following support:

  • Access to Training Resources and Support
    • We will connect you with flexible training options, ranging from free on-demand self-paced CEU courses to trainers that can facilitate specialized training for your facility.
    • Already offer this kind of training? You are halfway there to becoming a Pride in Our Health Partner!
  • County Website Directory Listing
    • Once you become a Yavapai Pride in Our Health Provider, you will be listed on our website under our Yavapai Pride in Our Health Provider Directory. Facilities that sign up and become a Yavapai Pride in Our Health Provider between now and January 3rd, 2023 will also be featured on our Facebook page, Healthy Yavapai.
  • Window Sticker and Literature
    • As a Yavapai Pride in Our Health Provider, you will receive a window sticker for your facility that identifies you so that everyone who walks through your doors knows that they are safe there.
    • Literature for your office that is relevant to the health of the LGBTQ+ community, including tobacco cessation literature and information for your clients on what being a Yavapai Pride in Our Health Provider means for them.

Apply to be a Yavapai Pride in Our Health Provider. Contact PrideInOurHealth@yavapaiaz.gov for more information.

LGBTQ+ Health

  • LGBTQ+ people are members of every community, including Yavapai County.
  • 5% of Arizona’s population identifies as LGBTQ+.
  • 25% LGBTQ+ individuals in Arizona have children.
  • 16% of LGBTQ+ individuals in Arizona are without health insurance.
  • Negative health outcomes in the LGBTQ+ community are due largely in part to societal discrimination and oppression.

Individuals should consider discussing the following with their provider:

  • Depression and Anxiety
  • Certain Cancers (Breast, Gynecological, Prostate, Testicular, Colon. etc.)
  • STIs such as HPV, HIV, and Hepatitis
  • Tobacco Use, Substance Abuse, and Alcohol Overconsumption
  • Asthma
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Hormones and Medical Transition (for transgender and gender-nonconforming individuals)

While these concerns may not be exclusive to the LGBTQ+ community, there are factors that make these concerns more common in the LGBTQ+ community.

Local and national organizations that are inclusive of and/or offer support for LGBTQ+ individuals. YCCHS is not affiliated with these organizations.

ASHline

The tobacco industry targets LGBTQ+ individuals, contributing to negative health outcomes. Contact 1-800-QUIT-NOW (available 24/7) to start your quit journey or help a loved one begin theirs.

The Launch Pad Teen Center

Prescott

thelaunchpadteencenter.org

928-227-0758

The Launch Pad is an all-inclusive, youth driven and focused space, providing programming that is culturally relevant to teens in Yavapai County. The Launch Pad offers after-school clubs, workforce development programs, camps, leadership opportunities, and academic mentoring programs to teens.

Local LGBTQ+ Resources

Prescott and Statewide – onenten.org

602-400-2601

one•n•ten is a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving and assisting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth ages 11 to 24 including weekly programs, camps, retreats, and more. There are also digital programs available that you can attend from anywhere on Discord at http://tinyurl.com/onentendiscord

PFLAG Sedona/Verde Valley Chapter Sedona and the Verde Valley

(928) 351-1076 or pflagsedona@gmail.com

PFLAG National is a community of more than 250,000 members and supporters working to create a caring, just, and affirming world for LGBTQ+ people and those who love them.

Prism Network Countywide

prismaz.netinfo@prismaz.net

Prism Network (formerly Greater Yavapai County Coalition) is a non-profit collaboration of Organizations that provide an umbrella of support to members and allies of the LGBTQ+ Community in Yavapai County, Arizona. Programs include a support group for LGBT community members age 60+, COVID relief boxes, and the Northern Arizona Gender Mentors Network.

Alzheimer’s Association, AARP, and Prism Network are partnering on a support group for LGBTQ+ seniors, caretakers, families, and allies. Meetings are tentatively scheduled for the 1st and 3rd Mondays of every month. Meetings are currently virtual and will move to a hybrid format. For the most current information and to register for the Zoom link, please contact azprismnetwork@gmail.com.

National LGBTQ+ Resources and Crisis Lines

The Trevor Project – 24/7 crisis support – thetrevorproject.org

1-866-488-7386 or text START to 678-678

Provides a confidential suicide prevention hotline for LGBTQ2+ youth. Offers an online messaging service for questions surrounding sexual orientation and gender identity.

Trans Lifeline – 24/7 crisis support – translifeline.org

(877) 565-8860

Provides anonymous and confidential hotline for transgender, non-binary people, and those struggling with gender identity. Calls are answered by adults who are trans-identified. Does not include nonconsensual active rescue.

SAGE National Elder Hotline  – 24/7 crisis support – sageusa.org

877-360-LGBT(5428)

Connects LGBTQ+ older people who want to talk with friendly responders who are ready to listen 24/7.

National Runaway Safeline – 24/7 crisis support – 1800runaway.org

1-800-RUNAWAY

NRS is a federally designated national communication system for runaway and homeless youth, available 24/7/365, providing access to resources and listening professionals.

LGBT National Hotline – lgbthotline.org

888-843-4564

Provides a national, confidential hotline for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and questioning people.

Gender Spectrum International – genderspectrum.org

A global online community for gender-expansive teens, their families and support professionals to connect, collaborate and find resources. They host online groups for pre-teens, teens, parents, caregivers, and other family members.

Q Chat Space National – qchatspace.org

A bully-free online community of LGBTQ teens that can chat with other LGBTQ teens and trained staff from LGBTQ centers around the country.

TrevorSpace – trevorspace.org

TrevorSpace is an online international peer-to-peer community for LGBTQ young people and their friends.

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