Project Profile

PRIDE Health Development, Planning and Evaluation

Members of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered and intersexed (GLBTI) community experience unique health issues and frequently face significant barriers to accessing knowledgeable and supportive primary care providers.  Over the years, PMCS has been involved in numerous projects that are focused on addressing the health needs of the rainbow community.  To respond to the unmet primary care needs of members of this community, Capital Health engaged PMCS to support the planning process that would eventually lead to the PRIDE Health Program.

PMCS worked with the PRIDE Health to:

  • engage many stakeholders to inform our development of a proposal for a GLBTI health initiative based on the results of a comprehensive literature review, focus groups and surveys with the GLBTI community and primary care providers;
  • work with the staff to design and implement an evaluation of the GLBTI program;
  • facilitate a day-long planning session for PRIDE Health to discuss the future directions of the Program over the next three years; and
  • developed the program’s current name - PRIDE Health.