Our CME-certified LGBTQ cultural competency training is a face-to-face workshop. It is designed to improve knowledge, skills, strategies, and competence regarding LGBTQ care, performance in interprofessional practice, and patient-level outcomes. It is critical that positive rapport and trust exists between patients and providers. This workshop provides knowledge on how to communicate with and care for LGBTQ patients with increased sensitivity and cultural competence. See below for how this training will address practice gaps, identify current needs, and supplement providers with up-to-date education.
|Practice Gaps and Training Outcomes|
|Inappropriate verbal communication between provider and patient (e.g., microaggressions, misgendering, hate speech, inadequate information gathering)||Improved communication and information gathering indicative of sensitivity towards members of the LGBTQ community|
|Existing health disparities faced by individuals with marginalized sexual orientation and gender identity||Identifying and addressing issues that impact the health and well-being of LGBTQ individuals|
|Facilities perceived as unwelcoming environments (e.g., lack of representation in flyers, pictures, literature, etc.)||Increased awareness of the potential impact caused by images perceived as unwelcoming and proactive efforts to create inclusive spaces and practices|