Oscar Marquez, M.Ed

Oscar Marquez joined the CDC-funded HIV prevention capacity-building assistance program (CBA) at PCDC in 2017, providing training and technical assistance to support the delivery of HIV prevention services within primary care. Mr. Marquez leads the development of various capacity building resources such as training curricula, webinars, and other tools. Mr. Marquez has worked in the HIV prevention field since 2002. Before joining PCDC, he worked for over four years at a Los Angeles-based health care organization, implementing direct client prevention services such as Prevention Case Management (CRCS), HIV testing and counseling, Group Level Interventions, Individual Level Interventions, and Recruitment. Prior to that, Mr. Marquez worked at Shared Action at APLA Health, a nationally recognized CBA program, where he oversaw the development, implementation, and quality assurance of distance-learning technologies (e.g., website and online trainings).

IIBHN 2021 Presentation(s):

Enabling Healthcare Teams to support Families of LGBTQ+ Individuals

With Andrew Philip, PhD.

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 RolfesOscar Marquez, M.Ed