Engagement of LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer) populations is critical to providing culturally responsive care and population-based health to reduce health disparities. This course provides an overview of LGBTQ health disparities, demographics, and terminology, as well as key strategies for bringing high quality care to LGBTQ people at health centers and other health care organizations. Participants will also learn about inclusive and effective communication with LGBTQ patients.
Please note: A second course on this topic is also available, to meet the 2-hour requirement for LGBTQ cultural competency training for Washington DC healthcare licensees: LGBTQ Cultural Competence: Improving Care to the LGBTQ Community
Course created on July 31, 2017
- After this course learners will be able to explain LGBTQ terminology and demographics.
- After this course learners will be able to describe health disparities in LGBTQ populations.
- After this course learners will be able to discuss ways to overcome barriers to care and prevention.
|5-70 Minutes||Achieving Health Equity|
|70-85 Minutes||Q & A|
Alex Keuroghlian, MD, MPH
Alex S. Keuroghlian, MD, MPH is the Director of Education and Training Programs at The Fenway Institute and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He directs the National LGBT Health Education Center, a HRSA-funded cooperative agreement to improve the health care of LGBT people in community health centers, and the National Center for Innovation in HIV Care, also funded by HRSA to help improve organizational sustainability and service models to better address the continuum of care for ASOs and CBOs nationally. He is the Public and Community Psychiatry Curriculum Director for the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH)/McLean psychiatry residency program and co-Director of the fourth-year clerkship in LGBT health at Harvard Medical School. At Fenway, Dr. Keuroghlian also works as a clinical psychiatrist within the Behavioral Health Department and undertakes research at The Fenway Institute. He has authored over 20 research articles, review articles, and book chapters on topics that include HIV medication adherence, post-traumatic stress disorder, substance use disorders, transgender health, and homelessness among LGBT youth.
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