An eHealth Intervention to Support Diverse LGBTQ+ People During the COVID-19 Pandemic
COVID-19 exerts a disproportionate impact on marginalized populations in North America, and globally. Due to structural inequities, LGBTQ+ and racialized communities, and other marginalized demographic intersections by gender, age, disability, migration, and HIV status, experience heightened vulnerability in the pandemic.
This international, multisite, randomized controlled trial tests the effectiveness of a peer-delivered eHealth intervention in increasing COVID-19 knowledge and protective behaviors (masking, physical distancing, handwashing) and reducing psychological distress during the pandemic. #SafeHandsSafeHearts supports the meaningful engagement of LGBTQ+ and racialized populations in public health responses to COVID-19, and future emergency situations.
Funder: International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
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