LGBT Health Awareness Week is the last week of March, March 27-31, 2017. This is a week designed to promote LGBT health and bring awareness to the unique health care needs of the LGBT community. The National LGBT Health Education Center LGBT Awareness Weeksuggests that health centers celebrate this week through one or more of the following:

 

  • Partnering with a local LGBT organization to host or sponsor an event

  • Holding a town hall to get feedback from LGBT patients and community members

  • Organizing grand rounds or training for staff on LGBT health needs

  • Creating a more welcoming environment by having LGBT health posters and brochures in waiting and exam areas, such as the ones available at www.lgbthealtheducation.org

  • Directing staff to online training resources available at www.lgbthealtheducation.org

Welcoming Environment

Having LGBT inclusive materials in waiting areas and exam rooms can aid LGBT patients in feeling more comfortable. The National LGBT Health Education Center has a variety of posters and brochures that can help:

 

  • Do Ask, Do Tell - encourages patients to talk to their providers about their LGBTidentity - available in both English and Spanish

  • New SO/GI Questions - provides information about the questions on sexual orientation and data collection

  • Do It Daily - raises awareness about preventing HIV with PrEP

Online Training

 

We offer 30 on-demand webinars on topics such as Achieving Health Equity for Lesbian, Gay,Bisexual, and Transgender People and others:

  • Introduction to LGBT Health

  • LGBT Youth

  • Transgender Health Care

  • HIV Prevention

  • Same-Sex Domestic Violence

  • and more!

  • For more information, click here!

CME/CEU and HRC HEI Credits Available

 

We offer FREE CME/CEU credit from the American Academy of Family Physicians for most of our webinars and online trainings. Click here for more information.

 

Our live and on-demand webinars fulfill the on-going training requirement of the HRC's Healthcare Equality Index! Click here to learn more.

The National LGBT Health Education Center | (p) 617-927-6354 | (f) 617-267-0764 

lgbthealtheducation@fenwayhealth.org | www.lgbthealtheducation.org