Measure Status: Active
Evidence Level: No similar strategy found in the established evidence for this NPM. See similar ESMs for this NPM or search for other strategies or promising practices.
Measurement Quadrant: Quadrant 2: Measuring quality of effort (% of reach; satisfaction)
Service Type: Systems level of pyramid
Essential Public Health Services: 8. Build and support a workforce
Service Recipient: Activities directed to professionals
Goal: Increase the percentage of Bureau of Family Health and Nursing Services personnel receiving training to improve rates of injury intervention when treating/educating/referring lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) clients
Numerator: Number of Bureau of Family Health and Nursing Services personnel receiving LGBTQ cultural competency training.
Denominator: Number of Bureau of Family Health and Nursing Services personnel
Significance: Bullying affects youth negatively in many ways. Youth who are bullied are more likely to experience depression and anxiety, changes in sleep and eating patterns and decreased academic achievement and school participation. Academic success has a direct impact on their employment prospects and future earnings potential, which impact health and access to health care in adulthood.
LGBTQ youth and those perceived as LGBTQ are at an increased risk of being bullied. Bullied LGBTQ youth, or youth perceived as LGBTQ are more likely to skip school, smoke, use alcohol and drugs, or engage in other risky behaviors. Lesbian, gay or bisexual youth are more than twice as likely as their peers to be depressed and think about or attempt suicide.
Bias based on gender; social/socio-economic class and privilege; gender orientation, sexual preference, and gender identity; mental, physical and emotional ability/disability; physical appearance (most notably obesity); and religion are frequently at the center of bullying and discrimination in schools. Improving knowledge and competency in these areas can help programs more effectively prevent bullying and more appropriately react to bullying when it happens.
Data Sources and Data Issues: Bureau of Family Health and Nursing Services
Unit Type: Percentage, Unit Number: 100