WEBINAR: Providing Equitable Care Across New England: Understanding the Unique Experiences and Needs of LGBT Patients
January 24 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people face stigma and experience related disparities in healthcare. In spite of the advancements in LGBT acceptance and policy, many LGBT people remain largely invisible to their providers.
The New England Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO), in collaboration with the New England Rural Health Association, invites you to join us on Thursday - January 24th from 11am-12pm to explore clinical issues and health disparities affecting the LGBT community in urban, suburban and rural New England.
During this session we'll examine how educational and organizational change can address these disparities and create a welcoming and affirming environment.
Upon completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:
- Recognize disparities that LGBT people experience in urban, suburban and rural parts of New England
- Describe the distribution of the LGBT population across the 6 New England states and nationally
- Adapt current tools and resource to better capture sexual orientation and gender identity data, and
- Apply best practices to provide equitable care for LBGT patients.
About our Speakers
Sean Cahill, PhD is Director of Health Policy Research at the Fenway Institute, Affiliate Associate Clinical Professor of Health Sciences at Northeastern University, and Adjunct Associate Professor of the Practice in Health Law, Policy and Management at Boston University School of Public Health. Cahill serves on the Massachusetts Special Legislative Commission on LGBT Aging, and is Associate Editor at LGBT Health.
Timothy Wang, MPH is a health policy analyst in the Department of Health Policy Research at the Fenway Institute at Fenway Health, a federally qualified health center that specializes in LGBT health located in Boston, MA. Tim’s research focuses on improving health equity for marginalized populations, with specific emphasis on how policies and legislation affect the health of LGBT people and people living with HIV. Tim’s current research projects are funded by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The Connecticut Pharmacists Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council of Pharmacy Education as providers of continuing pharmacy education. Pharmacists in attendance who complete an on-line evaluation can receive up to 1 contact hour of credit.
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