Navigating LGBT Adolescent Health for the Healthcare Provider

Navigating LGBT Adolescent Health for the Healthcare Provider

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Many lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) individuals face barriers and challenges that make it difficult for them to find and receive competent healthcare or feel that they have had a positive provider experience. In many cases, this will likely cause LGBT patients to experience a heightened degree of distress and symptoms than their non-LGBT counterparts.

Because LGBT people are members of every community and socioeconomic group, their healthcare needs must be fully understood by all health providers to make the cultural changes required to eliminate healthcare disparities and improve health-related outcomes for this patient population.

The purpose of the Health Professions Seminar is to provide an educational forum to discuss vital topics of healthcare delivery that are harmful to the LGBT community and their well-being as a whole. It is the intent of the Health Professions Seminars to instill overdue change by increasing the knowledge base of healthcare providers and support staff caring for LGBT patients and to encourage adoption of LGBT culture-friendly practices throughout the healthcare community.

The intended audience for this program is physicians, nurses, social workers and all other healthcare professionals (clinical or non-clinical) who provide health-related services to the LGBT patient population as topics will relate to both healthcare services as well as the patient care experience.

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Tags: Health Seminars And Screenings, Healthcare Education; LGBT Healthcare; Health Professions Seminar;

Posted By: Catskill Hudson Area Health Education Center




Event Details

Date: July 13, 2018
Time: 8:00am - 4:00pm

Location:
Marist College
3399 North Road
Poughkeepsie, New York 12601

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Contact:
Kathy Doyle
845.883.7260
kdoyle@chahec.org


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More About this Event Poster: Catskill Hudson Area Health Education Center

Catskill Hudson Area Health Education Center (AHEC) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and one of nine partners in the New York State Area Health Education Center (AHEC) System. Catskill Hudson AHEC's region is comprised of eleven (11) counties, including Columbia, Delaware, Dutchess, Greene, Orange, Otsego, Putnam, Rockland, Schoharie, Sullivan, and Ulster.

The goal of the AHEC program is to improve access to quality, primary healthcare in medically underserved areas through educational activities designed to recruit, train, and retain community-based healthcare personnel where they are most needed. Strategies used to achieve this goal include:

Providing educational programs for youth (especially those from underrepresented and disadvantaged backgrounds) that introduce them to a myriad of health occupations through hands-on, engaging activities that encourage them to consider pursuing a health career after graduation;
Developing opportunities and arranging placements for future health professionals to receive their clinical training; and
Providing continuing education and professional support to health practitioners enhancing their skills in underserved communities.

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