Who makes up the Research Task Force?
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.
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 Managers oversee all of the keyboard-tapping, data-collecting, function-making goodness and keep everyone on their toes.
What programs are 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).
STD Clinic Vetting Program
Part of PRISM's sexual health resources is the STD Clinic Search, which provides access to information about free and low-cost STD testing centers in South Florida. In order to ensure the clinics we refer are reputable, respectful, and safe, our Research Task Force oversees the STD 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. Check back soon to see when our 2020-2021 LGBT Education Survey opens!
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?
We'd love to have you. You can start by filling out a Volunteer Application Form or contacting us directly.
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 here to see if there's one coming up!