UofL School of Medicine LGBT Health Summit


On September 12, 2016, UofL students, staff, faculty, and community members attended the LGBTQ Health Summit, a day-long open forum to learn about LGBTQ health concerns. 

At the noon Grand Rounds session on "Patient -Centered Care for LGBTQ Patients," more that 120 students, staff, faculty, and medical providers and others from Louisville and around the state heard from Jennifer Potter, M.D., advisory dean and director of the Castle Society at Harvard Medical School and an international expert in LGBTQ and women's health. Potter discussed how to take a sexual history appropriate for persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities.                                                                                                                                        

At the Summit we also announced a new online resource for providers and patients: OutCarehealth.org 
UofL School of Medicine, with support from the Office of Community Engagement and Diversity, is partnering with a consortium of three other LGBT Center in Kentucky to populate this online database of LGBTQ-friendly and competent providers. Providers sign themselves up at outcarehealth.org, affirming these statements: 1. I feel culturally competent to provide appropriate care for LGBTQ individuals; 2. I create a welcoming environment for LGBTQ persons; 3. I avoid assumptions of sexual orientation and gender identity; 4. I facilitate disclosure of sexual orientation and gender identity but am aware that disclosure of "coming out" is an individual process; 5. I provide information and guidance for specific health issues facing LGBTQ persons. OutCare also allows health care providers to list the training that have had in LGBTQ health care.  

 The LGBTQ Health Summit is part of the eQuality project at UofL, which works to improve health care and health equity for LGBTQ individuals, those who are gender non-conforming (GNC) and persons who experience differences in sexual development (DSD). The project began in 2014 with the mission to implement a comprehensive curriculum for the UofL School of Medicine that requires students to learn, practice and demonstrate knowledge and attitudes required for excellent care of these patients. This project is a collaboration between the School of Medicine's Office of Undergraduate Medical Education, Office of Community Engagement and Diversity, and LGBT Center. 

eQuality partners plan to offer a day of professional development in LGBTQ health issues every year.

Please review and share the recordings of these sessions at the Summit:

Converting Medical Educational Materials to Scholarship

Transforming Potential Minefields into Learning opportunities 

Patient-Centered Care for LGBT Populations

Transgender Hormone Protocols  







Keynote Speaker, Jennifer Potter, M.D:


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