Published on Dec 20, 2012
"Quality Healthcare for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender People: A Four-Part Cultural Competence Webinar Series"
Part 2: Creating a Welcoming and Safe Environment for LGBT People and Families
Part 2 will focus on creating a welcoming and safe healthcare environment. The webinar content has broad relevance to clinicians, administrators, researchers and academics alike.
• Nathan Levitt, RN, Community Outreach and Resource Nurse
Callen-Lorde Community Health Center, New York, NY
By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:
• Describe barriers faced by LGBT people in accessing healthcare and why these barriers exist.
• Identify concrete tools to incorporate into your school, organization, hospital, or healthcare center to create a welcoming and safe environment for LGBT people and families.
About the Series
The webinar series is an education program open to anyone interested in learning about the healthcare needs of LGBT people. This cultural competence four-part series will explore the health concerns and healthcare of LGBT people. We will review the social determinants that influence how LGBT people seek and receive care and the impact those influences have on health. We will virtually follow the experience of LGBT people and those of us who care for them to better understand how we can create healthcare environments that are welcoming and can help minimize the existing disparities experienced by this population. We will delve into the clinical concerns specific to LGBT persons- both in terms of physical health and mental health- so we can better understand how to create comprehensive systems of care that support positive outcomes and experiences for LGBT people and result in high quality healthcare.
This webinar series is a project of the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association (GLMA) (http://www.glma.org) in collaboration with the Hopkins Center for Health Disparities Solutions, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (http://www.hopkinshealthdisparities.org).