The New York State Lesbian,
Gay, Bisexual and Transgender
Health and Human Services Network

COMMON LGBT ISSUES: Click on each topic to see subtopics


RAI offers "live" training and online programs for professionals in the Health and Human Services fields and for members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender communities.

The curriculum for these programs is based on nine (9) modules which were prepared under a grant from the New York State Department of Health by the members of the founding board of RAI.



Trveor ProjectThe Trevor Project is the leading national organization focused on crisis and suicide prevention efforts among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth. RAI is the designated provider in the Capital District for the Lifeguard Workshop Program.

This program was developed to help young people become more aware of the myriad of issues surrounding sexuality and gender identity, and to promote acceptance of LGBTQ youth nationwide. The workshop equips youth with the tools to be able to recognize the warning signs of depression and suicide among their peers as well as to identify the most effective ways to respond to those warning signs in a way that keeps young people safe.

Trainings for Lifeguard Workshop facilitators are provided quarterly. To schedule a Lifeguard Workshop, please contact Chad Putman.



Our live program can be designed to meet your organization's needs. An overview of the topics can be presented with follow up via our online program or a program using selected modules can be designed for you. A program covering all nine modules can be presented; however, this usually requires at least one day.

To find out more or inquire about setting up a live training, contact the Program Director at or call 518.471.9080.



We offer a course for "consumers"--members of the LGBT community and other non-professionals who want to learn more about the health needs of LGBT folk and what can be done to improve access and treatment. [See below to sign up.]



We also offer a program for health and human service professionals who may provide care to members of the  LGBT community. It is more advanced than the consumer course. At this time, no credit is available for college or for continuing education, but we hope that it serves to satisfy a need to learn more about a significant portion of the population.

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