LGBT Health and Wellness Competency Certificate

In the University of Louisville’s quest to be the most inclusive university in the south, the LGBT Center is proud to offer cutting-edge training for medical, dental, public health, and nursing students.

2016-2017 LGBT Health and Wellness Competency Series

To earn a certificate, participants were required to attend five sessions total over the 2016-2017 academic year, with three of the five including the *Core Content Sessions. Participants could attend sessions specific to their school or to another school.

Update: The certificate series for 2016-17 has concluded. Credits from the 2016-17 year will not carry over and transfer to next year's 2017-18 series. The 2017-18 year for the LGBTQ Health Certificate will begin in August 2017. Participants who completed their 5 sessions but could not make the celebration can pick up their certificates from the LGBT Center Satellite Office on HSC (Medical Student Affairs building, room 205).
Sessions offered this past year are still available for viewing at the links below. They can also be found on the LGBT Center's YouTube channel.   

August 30 *Core Content session
12-1pm; Medical School Instructional Building, Room B202
Description: This session will provide an overview of LGBT heath. This overview would include a discussion of key terminology and patient testimonials from a diverse panel. 
Session has been recorded for review here

September 20 *Core Content Session
LGBT Health Disparities and Outcomes  
12-1pm; Medical School Instructional Building, B215
Description: This session will provide an overview of major health and legal disparities affecting LGBT and DSD-affected populations as well as concrete recommendations for how to make your practice LGBT affirmative, safe, and supportive.
Session has been recorded for review here. 


October 26 Dentistry Focused
Dental Patient Simulation
12-1pm; Dental School, DEC 109
Description: Participants will practice taking a social history with LGBT community members in dental-specific role play scenarios. Participants will build their skills and knowledge of best practices to interact effectively and comfortable with this patient base. 
Session will not be recorded. 


November 15 *Core Content Session
Provider Panel
12-1pm; Medical School Instructional Building, Room B215
Description: This session will provide a panel discussion with leading health care providers in our region about how they have aligned their practices to be LGBT friendly and competent. 
Session has been recorded for review here


November 30 
Nursing-Focused
Nursing Patient Simulator   
4-5pm; Nursing Building, HK 2034
Description: Participants will practice taking a social and sexual history with LGBT community members in nursing-specific role play scenarios. Participants will build their skills and knowledge of best practices to interact effectively and comfortably with this patient base.
Session will not be recorded.  
 

January 17 Medical-Focused 
Gender Affirming Surgeries
12-1pm; Kornhauser Library Auditorium (500 S. Preston St.) 
Description: Dr. Koch will talk about creating a welcoming office environment for transgender patients, surgical options for FtM and MtF patients, and risks associated with prolonged cross-sex hormone therapy. As a member of the health care community with a long career contributing mightily to the dental field, as well as a transwoman, Dr. Koch is well positioned to talk to a health care audience about her own medical and surgical transition and enjoys taking questions from the audience. 
Session has been recorded for review here.

 

February 22  *Core Content Session
Social and Sexual History
12-1pm; Medical School Instructional Building, Room B215
Description: In this session participants will learn from a Family Medicine provider about approaches to taking a comprehensive history with lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) patients. These approaches will take into account strategies for providing relevant information in a sensitive, respectful manner. Practice open-ended questions and learn new skills.

Session has been recorded for review here. 



March 7 *Core Content Session 
LGBT Clinical Screenings
12-1pm; Medical School Instructional Building, Room B215
Description: Health care providers should be informed about LGBT health due to the existence of multiple health disparities that affect these populations. Health disparities facing LGBT populations are thought to stem from a lack of informed health care. LGBT populations have lower rates of mammography and Pap smear screenings. This session will offer a scenario-based discussion of suggested LGBT health screening protocols. For instance, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provide recommendations on the screening for and prevention of sexually transmitted infections in MSM communities- so this session will provide an opportunity to discuss scenarios when to use and not use the screening protocols. 
Session has been recorded for review here
 

March 30 Public Health-Focused
Trans Violence as a Public Health Crisis
12:30-1:30pm
UofL Health Sciences Campus- SPHIS CR 103
Description: While the total number of hate crime incidents nationwide have decreased by approximately 30% since 1996 (Business Insider, 2012), hate crimes against LGBT people have seen a rise in recent years. This session will focus on the violence exhibited against LGBT people and the social awareness necessary to address it in our communities.
Session been recorded for review here


LGBT Health Certificate Series Celebration
April 12, 2017 
12-1pm
Baxter Biomedical Research Building II
508 S. Preston Street
Room Location: Multipurpose Room
*street parking is located on Preston Street or within walking distance from the Chestnut Street Garage.  
Update: Participants who completed their 5 sessions but could not make the celebration can pick up their certificates from the LGBT Center Satellite Office on HSC (Medical Student Affairs building, room 205). 

LGBT Center

Red Barn, Room 104

University of Louisville

Louisville, Kentucky 40292

Phone:(502) 852-0696

Office Hours

M-F 9am-5pm

 

Email

lgbt@louisville.edu

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LGBT Center at HSC

500 S. Preston St.

A Building, Room 210J

Louisville, Kentucky 40292

Phone:(502) 852-5861