The recent HLTH conference in Las Vegas was a whirlwind of innovation, collaboration, and advocacy, and OutCare Health was at the forefront of it all. OutCare is a proud partner of the HLTH Foundation, which promotes equity, inclusion, and opportunity in healthcare, focusing on underserved patients, healthcare professionals and innovators in digital health and health technology.
As a trailblazer in LGBTQ+ affirming healthcare, we seized the opportunity to share our expertise, network with industry leaders, connect with partners, and contribute to critical discussions at the Techquity for Health Coalition meeting. In this recap, we’ll delve into OutCare Health’s presence at HLTH 2023.
LGBTQ+ Affirming Care for Every Healthcare Organization
On day one, OutCare Health held a comprehensive LGBTQ+ affirming care training session for attendees. The workshop provided attendees with valuable insights and practical tools to create a more inclusive healthcare environment. Dr. Dustin Nowaskie, our Founder and President, and Executive Director, Christopher Roman, co-led the session, sharing expertise and research on LGBTQ+ health equity, understanding diverse identities, and addressing unique healthcare needs within LGBTQ+ communities. The positive response from participants highlighted the increasing awareness and commitment to fostering an affirming healthcare space for all.
Networking with Industry Leaders & Partners: PRIDE Meetup
HLTH presented an invaluable opportunity for OutCare Health to connect with industry leaders and influencers. With the HLTH Foundation’s support, we co-hosted the PRIDE Meetup affinity networking event for HLTH attendees to network with fellow LGBTQ+ community members in the health space.
Our team engaged in insightful conversations, exchanged ideas, and forged partnerships that will contribute to advancing LGBTQ+ affirming healthcare. Building these connections is vital for creating a collaborative ecosystem that prioritizes inclusive and compassionate care for everyone.
For OutCare Health, HLTH marked a significant milestone as we met face-to-face with some of our partners for the first time. We were thrilled to leave the conference solidifying a groundbreaking research and care delivery partnership with Parker Health with a mission to redefine healthcare models for LGBTQ+ health, particularly within underserved and minority populations.
Strengthening these relationships is crucial to amplifying our impact and expanding the reach of LGBTQ+ affirming care. The shared commitment among partners was evident, reinforcing our collective dedication to fostering positive change in healthcare.
Tequity for Health Coalition
Dr. Dustin Nowaskie’s role as a member of the “Techquity for Health Coalition” brought OutCare Health to the forefront of discussions on leveraging technology to address health disparities. The meeting explored innovative solutions and strategies to ensure equitable access to healthcare, with a focus on underserved communities. OutCare Health’s active participation in this coalition underscores our commitment to advancing tech-driven solutions that prioritize health equity for all.
Until Next Time
As we reflect on the impactful moments and connections made, we are more motivated than ever to continue championing inclusivity, affirmation, and equity in healthcare. The journey towards a more affirming and accessible healthcare future is ongoing, and OutCare Health remains at the forefront of this transformative movement.