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Beyond the SEA: LGBTQ Communities: Your Best Resource to Reduce Health Disparities

Class Details

Presenter: Juan Carlos Vega, MLS. Founder, Alianza Ciudadana en Pro de la Salud LGBTTA de Puerto Rico (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Transsexual and Allied. LGBTTA Citizens Health Alliance of Puerto Rico)

Contact: For additional information or questions, please contact Ashley Cuffia acuffia@hshsl.umaryland.edu

Abstract: With special attention to health justice among communities of color and LGBTQ populations, Juan Carlos will explore how the lack of information, data, and resources directly affects the health, social and economic parity for these communities. You will learn about the importance of understanding local LGBTQ community resources and other non-traditional sources can be the best tool to reduce health disparities.

Bio: Juan Carlos Vega, MLS, is a librarian and public health advocate dedicated to identify opportunities, convert them into actions, and create change at the local level. His involvement with health promotion and health disparities began in 2001 Mr. Vega transitioned into the non-profit world after 10 years of working for academic libraries and the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. His experiences in health issues include tobacco, alcohol, cancer, obesity, influenza, and health disparities. In 2010, he helped establish the Citizens Alliance Pro Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Transsexual, and Ally Health nonprofit organization to help reduce health disparities among local Latino/a LGBT communities in his native Puerto Rico.

Thursday, June 7, 2018
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Region/Office: National, SEA
Jun 7, 2018
2:00PM - 3:00PM ET

Class Overview

Beyond the SEA is a webinar series from the Network of the National Library of Medicine, Southeastern/Atlantic Regional Medical Library (NNLM SEA). Speakers cover different topics of interest to health science librarians, health care practitioners, librarians, and other health focused groups in the region. Topics include new and updated National Library of Medicine (NLM) resources, RML Awardee presentations on their research and outreach programs, Disaster and Emergency Preparedness Information Resources, Electronic Health Records, and many other topics related to health sciences and health care. All sessions are online webinars using WebEx, which allows for live phone conversation and online chat. Sessions are recorded, closed captioned, and made available for later viewing.
Pre-Register: Pre-registration is required.

Technical Briefs 

Important Information Prior to the Use of WebEx:

Continuing Education

Link to Recordings

If you are unable to attend a session, webinars are recorded and added to the NNLM YouTube channel usually within one week.