Culturally responsive health care – patient-centered care that considers social and cultural factors – is an important element in preventing and treating HIV, reducing health disparities within LGBTQ communities, and contributing to collective efforts to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic. To help health care staff incorporate cultural responsiveness when working with LGBTQ communities, the Primary Care Development Corporation (PCDC) is offering a FREE three-part webinar health series.
This first webinar focuses on the needs, health risks, and health disparities specific to LGBTQ individuals. PCDC will discuss the impact of stigma and discrimination and describe how health centers can improve their LGBTQ cultural responsiveness. Also highlighted will be common challenges encountered by practices in implementing patient-centered principles, as well as practical approaches from some of our health colleagues in the field to overcome them.
The webinars are intended for health care staff from all fields (medicine, social work, navigation) that work to prevent, diagnose, or treat patients living with HIV/AIDS. The series will encourage participants to:
Identify barriers to care
Take action to create a more welcoming and safe health care center environment for LGBTQ patients
Develop an understanding of LGBTQ patient-centered language
Seek capacity-building services to enhance LGBTQ responsiveness.