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Improving the Health, Safety, and Well-being of LGBTQ+ Populations

LGBTQ+ individuals face many barriers in accessing healthcare, including discrimination, lack of access, misunderstanding, and fear. As a consequence, many LGBTQ+ individuals do not regularly access appropriate and timely care. The more informed healthcare professionals are, LGBTQ+ patients and clients will become more comfortable in an environment that is often alienating, disrespectful, and traumatic. This class will discuss cultural competency, health information needs, and information resources for working with LGBTQ+ patrons.

  • Participants will develop a better understanding of the health information needs of the LGBTQ+ community
  • Participants will examine the benefits of LGBTQ+-focused cultural competency for the health care team
  • Participants will be able to identify electronic, print, and other resources for building quality LGBTQ+ collections and reference materials
  • Participants will gain ideas for outreach strategies to the LGBTQ+ community and identify inter-professional opportunities for librarians 
Class Length: 
1 hour webinar
Course Owner(s):
Jacqueline Leskovec, Network Librarian
Nora Franco, MSIS, Consumer Health Librarian
Jacqueline Leskovec, Network Librarian
Margot G. Malachowski, MLS, AHIP, Education and Outreach Coordinator
Continuing Education:

This class also satisfies the requirements for Level I CHIS (Consumer Health Information Specialization). MLA CE for viewing the recordings is available for 6 months after the webinar date.

This class is eligible for Consumer Health Information Specialization continuing education credit awarded by the Medical Library Association.

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