LGBT Health Certificate

 

In 2007, The LGBT Center at the University of Louisville opened its doors on the Belknap Campus and became the 1st LGBT Center on a college campus in the state of Kentucky. Aside from several historic and groundbreaking accomplishments, the LGBT Center recognized the alarming rates of health disparities in the LGBT community and the lack of inclusive healthcare. Therefore, in 2013, the HSC office opened to promote exceptional LGBT healthcare.

The LGBT Health Certificate—one of the initial programs on the HSC—was created to close the knowledge gap in regards to providing LGBT culturally competent care  and address significant health disparities in this patient population. The certificate series provides healthcare students and professionals with the knowledge and skills needed to interact successfully with LGBT patients in a self-directed, inter-professional, cutting-edge training program.

The LGBT Health Certificate Series is free for U of L Students and offered to U of L staff, faculty and community members for a nominal fee of $30, plus taxes and processing fees. The LGBT Health Certificate is recommended by 99% of its participants. Read testimonials here.

It’s simple! You get to select one of our many content modules that may interest you. Watch the module and complete the post-assessment.

Sound exciting? Well, you can start watching the online videos today! The deadline to complete all four of your content modules and one Patient Simulation Session is March 31st, 2019.

We will keep track of your progress as you submit online assessments and sign in for in-person sessions. In March 2019 we will send you an invitation to the LGBT Health Certificate Celebration so that as a group we can celebrate our accomplishments along with HSC leadership and Deans!

Can’t start today? Don’t worry!  You can start at any time after our official launch  in August  2018. Just remember to register for one of our mandatory Patient Simulation Sessions below.

In addition, the 2018-19 LGBT Health Certificate series will offer livestreamed events and continuing education credits for MDs, DOs, Nursing, Social Work, and Psychology.

 

2018-2019 LGBT Health Certificate

To earn the 2018-2019 LGBT Health Certificate, you must complete four Content Modules and one Patient Simulation Session.

LGBT Health Certificate 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 three (3) in-person sessions offered in the 2018-2019 academic year.)
  • Or, by watching an online module. To date, there are 16 modules from previous years available for viewing (link below under Online Modules). The 2018-2019 in-person modules will also be available online within 2 weeks of the event.


2.     Attend a Patient Simulation Session (approx. 2 hours each). At this time, all Patient Simulation Sessions are in-person only. Two are offered; one inFall Term and one in the Spring Term (dates below). These sessions are on a first-come, first-served basis. Please register for one of our simulations sessions via Eventbrite immediately. All non-students will be charged a $30 fee for registration to cover the costs of the Certificate.  


In-Person Content Modules

Beyond the Statistics: A Panel Discussion about LGBTQ Health Disparities

Date: Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Time: 12 Noon – 1 PM

Location: HSC K-Wing/ HK2006 (located in the Nursing school)

Facilitated by LGBT Center Staff

 

PrEP the Frontline: The Role of Primary Care and HIV Prevention & Intervention
HSC Pride Week Keynote

Date:  September 27, 2018

Time: 12 Noon – 1 PM

Location: Kornhauser Auditorium (500 S. Preston St., Louisville, KY, 40202)

Speaker: Dr. Karen Krigger

 

Safe Zone Ally Training on HSC

Date: October 23, 2018

Time: 3 PM - 4:30 PM  

Location: 601 S. Floyd St., Children’s Hospital Foundation Building

Join us for our Safe Zone Ally training with the LGBT Center. During this 1.5 hour training, you will hear from LGBT patients about their experiences, engage in issues that impact LGBT people, and self-reflect on what actions you can take as an advocate in the clinic and classroom. Everyone has something to learn, and in this safe environment all ideas are welcome. Free CME and Nursing CE units available. 



Aaron Weathers, LGBT Center Program Coordinator Senior, leading LGBT Health Certificate session in spring 2018


Online Modules


Patient Simulation Sessions (Choose one to attend) 

Patient Simulation Session #1

Date: Thursday, November 15, 2018

Time: 5:30-7:30 PM

Location: Clinical Translational Research (CTR) Building, Rooms 101/102

Facilitated by LGBT Center Staff

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.

 

Patient Simulation Session #2

Date: Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Time: 5:30-7:30 PM

Location: Clinical Translational Research (CTR) Building, Rooms 101/102

Facilitated by LGBT Center Staff

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.

Attendance is on a first-come, first serve basis. Please register here: http://bidpal.net/patientsim2

 


 For more information about the 2018-19 LGBT Health Certificate Series, please email .

 

LGBT Center - Belknap

Red Barn, Room 104

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