Recent initiatives of Healthy People 2030, the Institute of Medicine, and the World Health Organization all focus on improving health care for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer+ patients. Studies repeatedly suggest that health care providers and students do not receive adequate education on the unique physical, mental, and sexual health considerations of the LGBTQ+ population. This session aims to improve basic cultural competency for health professionals caring for LGBTQ+ individuals experiencing incarceration.
- Define basic LGBTQ+ terminology
- Examine statistics regarding LGBTQ+ individuals and factors that produce overrepresentation in the criminal justice system
- Summarize health disparities, basic health maintenance, and important health screenings for LGBTQ+ populations