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Upcoming Webinars


We provide a monthly webinar series that will feature key topics on LGBT health. The webinars offer free CME/CEU credit and fulfill the ongoing training requirement of the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Healthcare Equality Index. To be informed of the dates for this series, sign up for our email updates.

We offer closed captioning for our live webinars upon request. Please email us at least 5 business days before the webinar date if you are interested!

February 2016


Structural Stigma and the Health of Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Populations

  • Sponsors: The National Center for Innovation in HIV Care and the National LGBT Health Education Center
  • Faculty: Mark L. Hatzenbuehler, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Sociomedical Sciences, and Co-Director, Center for the Study of Social Inequalities and Health, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health
  • Date/Time: February 11, 2016, 1:00-2:00pm ET
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Psychological research has made significant advancements in the study of stigma but has tended to focus almost exclusively on individual and interpersonal stigma processes. Recently, researchers have expanded the stigma construct to consider how broader, macrosocial forms of stigma—what we call structural stigma—also disadvantage stigmatized individuals. In this webinar, Dr. Mark L. Hatzenbuehler of the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health will review current research demonstrating that structural stigma has far-reaching health consequences for lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) people. Dr. Hatzenbuehler will also examine future directions for structural stigma research, including exploring how providers at health centers, ASOs, CBOs, and other health care organizations can mitigate the effects of structural stigma with their LGB patients.


Reducing HIV Health Disparities: Examining Funding, Policy, and Beliefs to Drive Local Action

  • Sponsors: The National Center for Innovation in HIV Care and the National LGBT Health Education Center
  • Faculty: Jeffrey Crowley, Distinguished Scholar and Program Director, National HIV/AIDS Initiative, O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law, Georgetown Law Center
  • Date/Time: February 17, 2016, 2:00-3:00pm ET
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Much excitement has been generated in recent years by the National HIV/AIDS Strategy, scientific advances, and expanded health care access that leads many to assert that we can move toward ending the HIV epidemic in the United States. At the same time, there is frequently a disconnect between excitement about the national picture and the reality in local communities. This session will examine how policy change is made at the federal, state, and local levels, assess recent changes in federal funding and policy, and explore how personal and community beliefs and attitudes drive efforts to better respond to HIV. The end result will not lead to giving health centers, community based organizations, or other community stakeholders answers on how to set meaningful goals, but it will strive to give participants a framework for assessing their own community priorities, resources, and commitment to develop their own strategic goals for action.


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