Date/Time: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 3 PM ET
Presenter: Amy Wilson-Stronks, MPP, CPHQ
Contact: For additional information or questions about this webinar, please contact Tony Nguyen at firstname.lastname@example.org. This webinar is co-sponsored by the LGBT SIG of the Medical Library Association.
Summary: Quality health care requires that care be delivered timely, safely, effectively, efficiently, equitably and in a patient-centered manner. However, there is strong evidence that people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and gender-queer (LGBTQ) and people who are affected by differences in sexual development (DSD) experience disparities in care. What can health care organizations, clinicians, and the healthcare team do to better understand the needs of sexual and gender minorities so that care can be improved? What resources are available?
This webinar will present an overview of the LGBTQ and DSD population groups and their specific healthcare needs, challenges, and opportunities. The primary focus will be to share resources that should be available in every medical library to support quality care for LGBTQ and DSD people. Additionally, the webinar will be an opportunity for participants to share thoughts and experiences and ask questions about how they can support access to existing practice guidance and guidelines for the healthcare team and patients.
Presenter Bio: Amy Wilson-Stronks, MPP, CPHQ is an experienced quality improvement professional, health services researcher, and health policy analyst who advocates for improvements in patient safety and advances in equitable care for vulnerable populations. She is the Principal and Founder of a boutique healthcare firm and spends her professional time “working collaboratively and acting collectively to improve healthcare by putting patients in patient safety.”
Amy served on advisory panels of the Office of Minority Health, The National Medical Association, The Hastings Center, The Human Rights Campaign’s Healthcare Equality Index, The Joint Commission, and the Association of Professional Chaplains. She served on the Boards of the GLMA: Health Professionals Advancing LGBT Equality, the National Council on Interpreting in Healthcare, and was a founding board member of the ALS Association’s Greater Chicago Chapter. She currently serves on The Advisory Board of NCIHC, the Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters, and The Advisory Board of PULSE NY. Amy was the Project Director for Health Disparities at The Joint Commission and served as the principal investigator of several pivotal studies including The Hospitals, Language, and Culture: A Snapshot of the Nation (HLC) study.
Upon completion of the Beyond the SEA Webinar, each participant will receive 1 hour of continuing education credit awarded by the Medical Library Association. Certificates will be available electronically following completion of the online survey supplied at the end of the webinar.
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