LGBTQ+ Affirming Healthcare Series

 

The LGBTQ+ Affirming Healthcare Series mission is to provide LGBTQ+ affirming education, skills, and best practices to all healthcare professions in order to address the significant health disparities LGBTQ+ lives face. The series provides healthcare students, professionals and anyone interested in LGBTQ+ affirming practices with the knowledge and applicable skills needed to advocate and improve health outcomes for LGBTQ+ patients in a self-directed, interactive, and inter-professional training program. The LGBTQ+ Affirming Healthcare Series is recommended by 99% of its participants. Read testimonials here. 


2019-2020 LGBTQ+ Affirming Healthcare Series

Registration

You can register here for the 2019-2020 LGBTQ+ Affirming Healthcare Series. The deadline to complete all four Content Modules and one Patient Simulation Session is March 31, 2020

The LGBTQ+ Affirming Healthcare Series is free for students and offered to professionals for a nominal fee of $30. The charge will come as a one-time fee for a Patient Simulation Session. 

Continuing Education credits will be offered for MDs, DOs, Nursing, Social Work, and Psychology. 

Requirements

1.      Complete at least 4 Content Modules 

Each content module is approximately 1 hour each and can be completed by:

    • Either attending an in-person module (Note: There will be five in-person sessions offered in the 2019-2020 academic year.)
    • Or, by watching an online module. To date, there are 24 modules from previous years available for viewing (link below under Online Modules). The 2019-2020 in-person modules will also be available online within 2 weeks of the event.

2.     Attend a Patient Simulation Session (approx. 2.5 hours each). At this time, all Patient Simulation Sessions are in-person only. Two are offered; one in the Fall Term and one in the Spring Term (dates below). These sessions are on a first-come, first-served basis. The Patient Simulation Session is free for students. Faculty, staff, and community members will be charged a $30 fee for registration to cover the costs of the certificate.  


Spring 2020 Events

In-Person Content Modules

  1. LGBTQ+ Microaggressions in Health Care
    Facilitated by Lauren Freeman, PhD
    Date: Thursday, January 23, 2019
    Time: Noon – 1:00 pm (Lunch served at 11:30 am)
    Location: School of Dentistry, Room 124
    Learning Objectives:
     - Identify what microaggressions are and why they’re harmful.
     - Discuss microaggressions common to LGBTQ+ folks in health care settings.
     - Determine how to reduce microaggressions in clinical encounters.
     - Learn ethical listening and effective uptake skills to allow patients to be better heard and understood.

  2. Transgender and Nonbinary Affirming Medical Examinations
    UPDATE: This event has been cancelled in accordance with the campus-wide response to COVID-19
    Facilitated by Chance Krempasky, FNP-BC, WHNP-BC, AAHIVS
    Date: Thursday, March 26, 2019
    Time: Noon – 1:00 pm (Lunch served at 11:30 am)
    Location: Kornhauser Auditorium 
    This session aims to increase knowledge of affirming communication skills and language when conducting medical exams with patients who are transgender and nonbinary. By the end of this one hour training, participants will be able to identify at least three ways to affirm patients during medical examinations and build patient-provider trust.

Patient Simulation Session 

  • Spring Patient Simulation Session
    Facilitated by LGBT Center Staff
    Date: Thursday, March 5, 2020
    Time: 5:30-8:00 PM
    Location: Clinical Translational Research (CTR) Building, Rooms 101/102

Our Patient Simulation sessions offer an interactive and highly effective approach to learning in which LGBT community members act out patient encounters with participants and offer feedback. Participants will be placed in small groups and given the opportunity to practice taking scenario-based sexual and social histories with volunteer members of the LGBT community.

 ***You must attend one Patient Simulation Session in order to earn the LGBT Health Certificate. This is the last one offered. Credits do not roll over to the next year’s Certificate. Attendance is on a first-come, first serve basis. All non-students will be charged $30 to attend the Patient Simulation session to cover the costs of the Certificate.

Aaron Weathers, LGBT Center Assistant Director, leading LGBT Health Certificate session in spring 2018


Online Modules


Fall 2019 Events

In-Person Content Modules

  1. Variations in Sex Development and Intersex Conditions: Shifting Paradigms
    Facilitated by Dr. Suzanne Kingery
    Date: Thursday, September 5, 2019
    Time: Noon – 1:00 pm (Lunch served at 11:30 am)
    Location: HSC Instructional Building Room 102
    This module will explore the most common etiologies resulting in variations of sex development and help develop and apply sensitive language for discussing variations of sex development with affected individuals, their families and practitioners.

  2. Gender-Affirming Surgery: What Healthcare Providers Should Know
    Facilitated by Dr. Jon Witten
    Date: Tuesday, September 24, 2019
    Time: Noon – 1:00 pm (Lunch served at 11:30 am)
    Location:HSC Instructional Building Room 215 
    This module will demonstrate effective communication on gender-affirming surgical options, information on differences in anatomy and physiology before/after surgery (with photos) and discuss pre-post operative concerns.

  3. PRIDE Keynote Session: Meeting the Health Needs of Bisexual Patients
    Facilitated by Robyn Ochs
    Date: Wednesday, October 23, 2019
    Time: Noon – 1:00 pm (Lunch served at 11:30 am)  
    Location: Kornhauser Auditorium (500 S Preston St, Louisville, KY 40292)
    This module explores what it means to be bisexual, and will help providers prepare to meet the needs of their bisexual patients, highlighting disparities faced by bisexual people, challenging negative messages and stigma that surround the bisexual community and suggesting best practices for care.

Patient Simulation Session 

  • Fall Patient Simulation Session
    Facilitated by LGBT Center Staff
    Date: Tuesday, November 19, 2019
    Time: 5:30-7:30 PM
    Location: Clinical Translational Research (CTR) Building, Rooms 101/102

Our Patient Simulation sessions offer an interactive and highly effective approach to learning in which LGBT community members act out patient encounters with participants and offer feedback. Participants will be placed in small groups and given the opportunity to practice taking scenario-based sexual and social histories with volunteer members of the LGBT community.

***You must attend one Patient Simulation Session in order to earn the LGBT Health Certificate. This is the first of two sessions. Credits do not roll over to the next year’s Certificate. All non-students will be charged $30 to attend the Patient Simulation session to cover the costs of the Certificate.


 For more information about the 2019-20 LGBTQ+ Affirming Healthcare Series, please email

LGBT Center - Belknap

Strickler Hall, Room 126

University of Louisville

Louisville, Kentucky 40292

Phone:(502) 852-0696

Office Hours

M-F 9am-5pm

 

Email

lgbt@louisville.edu

Social Media

LGBT Center - HSC

500 S. Preston St.

A Building, Room 209C/D

Louisville, Kentucky 40292

Phone:(502) 852-5861