Andrew C. Philip, PhD

Dr. Andrew Philip is the Clinical Lead and Senior Director of Partnerships for PCDC’s Clinical and Quality Partners team. Andrew is responsible for advancing clinical and business strategy in alignment with PCDC’s mission of enhancing health equity and excellence in primary care. In his role, Andrew supports a rapidly expanding national training and consultation portfolio in the areas of healthcare operations, clinical service delivery and population health through building public and private partnerships, client consultation, program development and thought leadership. Dr. Philip is an advisor to and the immediate past Deputy Director of the SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions at the National Council for Behavioral Health. He has a clinical background as a psychologist and trainer in primary care and has assisted with large-scale training and integration efforts in the largest health care systems in the country. His experience includes integrating behavioral change principles within numerous medical settings including primary care, palliative care, oral health, trauma units, infectious disease and others and emphasizing improved care for diverse groups, such as LGBTQ and veteran populations. Dr. Philip drives initiatives aimed at improving patient care and promoting health innovation, serves as faculty in the University of Michigan’s Integrated Care certificate program, Assistant Editor-in-Chief for Telehealth and Medicine Today, and provides clinical treatment in private practice. He is a Senior Fellow with the Partnership for Public Service in Washington, DC.

IIBHN 2021 Presentation(s):

Enabling Healthcare Teams to support Families of LGBTQ+ Individuals

With Oscar Marquez, MEd.

July 9, 2021, 2:45-3:45 (MST), Boise Centre, Room 420B
July 9, 2021, 4:00-5:00 (MST), Boise Centre, Room 420B

Caring begins at home, and healthcare workers are uniquely positioned to help patients and their families create more welcoming, healthy spaces for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) loved ones. LGBTQ+ individuals face greater barriers to healthy, thriving lives- from increased risk of intimate partner violence to rejection, homelessness and substance use. It doesn’t have to be this way. Families and loved ones can be instrumental sources of support for LGBTQ+ patients but may struggle in developing an understanding about LGBTQ+ experiences and learning how to best support LGBTQ+ individuals.

This training aims to increase participants’ practical knowledge of working with family members of LGBTQ+ individuals and equipping them as supports and allies. The training will focus on providing practical tools and resources for healthcare staff to promote family and social support for LGBTQ+ patients.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain the importance of family support in LGBTQ+ patient health outcomes
  • Distinguish family behaviors that reduce LGBTQ+ children’s risk for health and mental health problems
  • Identify strategies to promote enhanced relationships among LGTBQ+ patients and their families
Raoul RolfesAndrew C. Philip, PhD