Despite ongoing discriminatory decrees by the Trump Administration, the Justice Department is proceeding with recruiting transgender servicemembers after spending a year and a half to determine it would not create any problems in troop morale, health expenditures, or military readiness. A government-commissioned RAND study released in May 2016 found that policy changes to open more roles, "had benefits for all service members by creating a more inclusive and diverse force."
Welcome to the California Reducing Disparities Project LGBTQ Technical Assistance (TA) Center
In response to former U.S. Surgeon General David Satcher’s call for national action to reduce mental health disparities, the former Department of Mental Health (DMH), with support from the Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission (MHSOAC), the California Mental Health Directors Association (CMHDA) and the California Mental Health Planning Council (CMHPC), created a statewide policy initiative to identify solutions for historically unserved, underserved, and inappropriately served communities. In 2009, the former DMH launched a statewide Prevention and Early Intervention effort, the California Reducing Disparities Project (CRDP), which focuses on five populations.
A new study finds that 27 percent, or 796,000, of California's youth, ages 12 to 17, report they are viewed by others as gender nonconforming at school. The study, released by the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law and the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, analyzed data collected from nearly 1,600 California households in the 2015-2016 California Health Interview Survey. It was found that gender nonconforming youth were more than twice as likely to have experienced psychological distress in the past year.