Date & Time
Monday, October 2, 2023, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
428 The Fundamentals of LGBTQ+ Health Care*

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.

Educational Objectives

  • 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

Level: Basic