Who makes up the Research Task Force?
Content Creation Director
At PRISM, our content is what makes us special! Figuring out what to write about can be difficult, but the Content Creation Director helps us out. From LGBTQ history to contemporary subjects, they're here to throw us the big ideas.
If you've read any of our resources, you've benefited from the hard work of these folks. Writers work tirelessly to gather accurate, up-to-date information and put it into a format that can be read and consumed by anyone who needs it.
These guys have some real fine attention to detail. Editors make sure the articles on PRISM's site are pristine and free of errors.
Survey Program Director
Our Survey Program Director deals with all the nitty-gritty organization that comes with gathering information. They oversee the STI Clinic Vetting Program, LGBT Education Survey, and our general community wellness survey to ensure only the most accurate information is posted.
PRISM's initiatives, surveys, and other programs give us all sorts of info, but it's no use if we don't know what any of it means! Analysts sift through all of the data points to find patterns and statistics of interest.
To make sure the gears run smoothly, PRISM's Research Manager, Charlsey Dodgen, oversees all of the keyboard-tapping, data-collecting, function-making goodness and keeps everyone on their toes.
What programs is the Research Task Force working on?
PRISM's resources are an integral part of our mission to ensure to LGBT youth have easy access to important information about sexual health and LGBT issues. PRISM is rapidly expanding our information on sexual health, gender and sexuality, LGBT history, and the struggles and history of queer people of color (QPOC).
STI Clinic Vetting Program
Part of PRISM's sexual health resources is the STI Clinic Search, which provides access to information about free and low-cost STI testing centers in South Florida. In order to ensure the clinics we refer are reputable, respectful, and safe, our Research Task Force oversees the STI Clinic Vetting Program, which takes volunteers through the full process of getting tested from walk-ins or making an appointment to getting their results back. The feedback volunteers provide about their experience at clinics helps give us a clear picture of the quality of the testing location.
LGBT Education Survey
Comprehensive LGBT education has a clear emotional, academic, and social benefit for LGBT youth in schools. In order to gauge the impact of equity policies and programs in the Palm Beach County School District (PBCSD), our Research Task Force has put together the LGBT Education Survey, which asks students about the topics discussed in their classes.
Our Research Task Force is always developing more programs and resources to keep up the fight for LGBT youth. Check back here or sign up for our newsletter to find out about future initiatives!
How do I join the Research Task Force?
Interested in helping out?
Our Research Task Force also has monthly meetings to discuss future programs, give updates, and provide more information to new members. It's open to all, and you can even get the chance to earn community service hours for attending! Check below to see if there's one coming up!