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Promoting Health Care Access to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Farmworkers

There is a common misconception that few or no lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people exist within the farmworker community. As a result, the health care needs of LGBT farmworkers are often overlooked.

This webinar will address the unique challenges faced by LGBT farmworkers, including invisibility, cultural and religious taboos, and fear of job termination or harassment, to ensure that health care providers are able to provide quality care to this highly vulnerable population.  Alexis Guild a senior health policy analyst from Farmworker Justice will provide an overview of Farmworkers in the US and the unique laws and regulations that can affect health care, and Carlos Casteñada, the Community Outreach Coordinator at Adelante Healthcare, will share his experiences of working with LGBT people in the field and making outreach workers at Adelante Healthcare accessible as a resource for LGBT people.

Originally Presented On: November 8, 2016

Faculty: Alexis Guild, Senior Policy Analyst, Farmworker Justice, Carlose Casteñada, Community Outreach Coordinator, Adelante Healthcare

Sponsors: National LGBT Health Education Center

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