Webinars on how to improve the health care of LGBT people. We provide a monthly webinar series that will feature key topics on LGBT health and will offer CME/CEU credit. To be informed of the dates for this series, sign up for our email updates.
Taking a History of Sexual Health: Opening the Door to Effective HIV Prevention and Care
Presenter: Harvey Makadon, MD, Director, the National LGBT Health Education Center
Sponsor: The Clinical Directors Network
Date/Time: Tuesday, August 12, 2014, 1:00pm ET
Description: Gathering routine sexual health histories of patients in primary care is an essential feature of effective HIV and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) prevention. Nonetheless, this aspect of care is often disregarded due to lack of time and/or discomfort with asking intimate questions. This webinar focuses on how gathering information on sexual health can open the door to talking about HIV and STI prevention and lead to opportunities for effective linkage to care, care and prevention programs, and ongoing engagement in health care.
Understanding Bisexuality: Challenging Stigma, Reducing Disparities, and Caring for Patients
Date/Time: September 10, 2014 2:00pm ET
Faculty: Robyn Ochs, EdM
Description: Bisexual people face a number of health-care related disparities, including lower access to health insurance, higher rates of certain types of cancer, and higher prevalence of intimate partner violence. This webinar, featuring Robyn Ochs, Ed.M, a national speaker and teacher, and the editor of the 42-country anthology, Getting Bi: Voices of Bisexuals Around the World and the Bi Women Quarterly, will explore what it means to be bisexual, and will help providers best prepare to meet the needs of their bisexual patients. She will highlight disparities faced by bisexual people, and challenge negative messages and stigma that surround the bisexual community. Join us for this engaging and thought-provoking session!
Supporting Homeless LGBTQ Youth through Better Access to Care
Date/Time: October 8, 2014, 2:00pm ET
Sponsors: The National Health Care for the Homeless Council and the National LGBT Health Education Center
Faculty: Jama Shelton, PhD, LMSW, Director, Forty-to-None Project, True Colors, NYC
Description: As many as 40% of homeless youth identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender , or queer (LGBTQ), the majority of whom have experienced family rejection and abuse because of their sexual orientation or gender identity. The stigma and discrimination experienced by many LGBTQ youth amplifies the struggles and health risks associated with homelessness. In this webinar, Jama Shelton, LMSW, PhD, Director of the Forty to None Project of the True Colors Fund in New York City, will raise awareness of the challenges experienced by LGBTQ youth, and will discuss ways that health care providers and youth service providers can help facilitate access to culturally responsive care and resources. Dr. Shelton will also talk about ways in which providers can help prevent homelessness by working affirmatively with community partners, including the families of LGBTQ youth. Register