LGBTQ+ HEALTH TRACK

LGBTQ+ HEALTH TRACK SESSIONS

The LGBTQ+ Health track features four sessions that discuss barriers, policies, law, cultural competency, and successful campaigns regarding the LGBTQ+ community. This track will provide viewers with best practices and lessons learned from successful programs from across the country.

Track Learning Objectives:

          • Examine multiple obstacles to receiving healthcare in the LGBTQ+ community.
          • Identify successful programs that have overcome obstacles to providing healthcare.
          • Discuss the higher rates of smoking in the LGBTQ+ community and smoking cessation options.
          • Determine peer based programs that lead to improving health outcomes.

A Bumpy Ride: Navigating Healthcare in the LGBTQ+ Community.

Session Summary:

This session will discuss barriers to healthcare in the LGBTQ+ community and ways of overcoming those barriers.

Session Learning Objectives:

          • Define barriers to care specific to the LGBTQ+ Community.  
          • Discuss the need for LGBTQ+ cultural competence in healthcare settings.
          • Analyze the harmful effects of conversion therapy laws and other policies that harmfully affect healthcare in the LGBT community.
          • Identify policies that will have an affirming effect on access to healthcare in the LGBTQ+ community. 

Speakers:

          • Sara Wallach, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
          • Oscar Marquez, Primary Care Development Corporation
          • Dana Lehman, Mosaic Medical Center
          • K.C. Wuebbling, Mosaic Medical Center

Following the Map: Working Together to Make Change

Session Summary:

This session will give examples of successful statewide capacity building collaborations and the importance of data collection in the LGBTQ+ community

Learning Objectives:

          • Define methods to increase access to care in the LGBTQ+ community.
          • Discuss successful campaigns to build healthcare capacity for LGBTQ+ healthcare providers.
          • Learn how to collect and use data to enhance LGBTQ+ health equity.
          • Become familiar with a case series of individuals who were denied necessary medical and mental health care while in ICE and/or CBP detention.

Speakers:

          • Ellen Wiewel, New York City Dept. of Health & Mental Hygiene
          • Lucretia Jones, New York City Dept. of Health & Mental Hygiene
          • Kate Sugarman, Unity Health Care
          • Bonnie Arzuaga, Boston Children’s Hospital
          • Brooke Maylath, Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health

Rolling Down the Window: Smoking Cessation in the LGBTQ+ Community

Session Summary:

This session will examine the higher rates of smoking in the LGBTQ+ communities and discuss cessation methods.

Learning Objectives:

          • Learn trauma-informed perspectives on nicotine and smoking cessation.
          • Utilize tools for improving consumer health decisions.

Speakers:

          • Dannie Ceseña, CA LGBTQ Health and Human Services Network
          • Heath Hayes, Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services
          • Dr. Scout, National LGBT Cancer Network

Enjoying the Ride: The Importance of Peer Support and Community in Healthcare

Session Summary:

This session will identify sex positive, gender affirming, peer led practices in LGBTQ+ healthcare and prevention.

Learning Objectives:

          • Examine best practices of community-based programs.
          • Identify pregnancy options for transgender and gender nonconforming/non binary persons.
          • Develop strategies to create peer support opportunities.
          • Explain how heteronormative assumptions contribute to health disparities.

Speakers:

          • Julie Friedman, Iris Cantor – UCLA Women’s Health Education and Research Center
          • Alison Cerezo, University of California, Santa Barbara
          • Eric Scharf, Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
          • Katie Wright, Howard Brown Health
          • Stephen Mills, Mount Sinai
          • Damon Jacobs, Private Psychotherapy Practice