In addition to its generous contribution to the initial phase of the CURED outreach campaign, APAF provided a $50,000 grant to support in-person presentations of the film at eight medical schools around the United States in 2023. The film was featured at Duke University School of Medicine, University of California San Francisco School of Medicine, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine and Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine. The film will be presented at Howard University College of Medicine in February 2024.
CURED is serving as a catalyst to educate a new generation of medical students and healthcare providers about the history of the relationship between the LGBTQ community and mental health professionals. This component of our Outreach and Engagement Campaign focuses on the ways in which pathologization has created disparities for LGBTQ Americans while examining how we can strive to eradicate these ongoing disparities. During 2022, the CURED team participated in several screenings and panel discussions in partnership with medical schools around the U.S., including Penn State, Southern Illinois University, Texas Tech, Rutgers, and the University of California San Diego. We look forward to taking the film to more medical schools in the months ahead.
Through community-based programs, fellowships, awards and grants, the APAF addresses critical mental health needs and directs resources where they are needed most. All the Foundation’s initiatives focus on one goal: A mentally healthy nation for all.
Other outreach partners are teaming up with the producers to help implement the Outreach & Engagement Campaign for CURED.