Posted: March 10, 2014

APTR Public Health Learning Modules, Module 14-Using Best Practices to Provide Health Services to the LGBT Population: The Mazzoni Center


Through an overview of the Mazzoni Center, a community-based healthcare and wellness Center in Philadelphia that targets LGBT populations, this module provides an introduction to health-related challenges faced by the LGBT community. It is divided into five parts (Background; 4 case study interviews with staff from the Mazzoni Center)and includes videos, slides, discussion questions and a resource list. This is one of a series of APTR Public Health Learning Modules that can be used individually to supplement an existing course or combined to create a stand?alone course for the education of undergraduate, graduate and/or professional learners. The overarching goal of the learning modules is to become familiar with Healthy People 2020 and the ways in which to use policy and program interventions to advance its goals and objectives.

The modules can be tailored to audiences by selecting exercises and learner assessments that are appropriate for the learners. The modules have been prepared and recorded by faculty and public health practitioners from various disciplines and backgrounds, including public health, medicine, law, sociology, and nursing. By approaching health topics from different perspectives, learners are provided a well-rounded view of practice in public health and possible career trajectories. The modules are not intended to be an exhaustive review of topics, but rather a first look at selected approaches used by researchers and practitioners to improve population health. The Public Health Learning Modules are a project of Temple University Department of Public Health and the APTR, made possible with support from the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.


Public Health, Population Health, LGBT, Community Health, Health Professions Education


Association for Prevention Teaching and Research

Nurit Shein, The Mazzoni Center

Jessica Boyer, MSW, MPH, Temple University College of Health Professions and Social Work

Jennifer Ibrahim, PhD, MPH, Temple University College of Health Professions and Social Work

David Rosenblum, Esq, The Mazzoni Center

Robert Winn, MD, The Mazzoni Center

Judy Morrissey, MSW, The Mazzoni Center