LGBT Cultural Competency Strategies Webinar – May 25th

LGBT Cultural Competency Strategies Webinar

Wednesday, May 25

12:00 – 1:30 CDT


 Scout, Ph.D.

Director, Network for LGBT Health Equity


Liz Margolies, LCSW

Executive Director, National LGBT Cancer Network

Sexual and gender minority (SGM) health care issues have recently come into the spotlight. From the Executive Order on hospital visitation, to the rash of youth suicides last fall, the new Joint Commission expectations on disparity populations, and finally to the March release of the historic Institute of Medicine report “The Health of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People: Building a Foundation for Understanding,” we have both better tools and greater expectations for ensuring all health care facilities are culturally competent in serving lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people. But what is cultural competence for this population? Join two leading trainers on this issue, the Director of the Network for LGBT Health Equity and the Executive Director of the National LGBT Cancer Network, as they give you the behind-the-scenes orientation on the topic and an update on best strategies in the field now.

 The presentation will review some of the stark health disparities that have driven the recent changes, the shifting national policies and expectations, and examine some of the basic issues in LGBT cultural competency. They will also present available tools for hospitals to use to train staff, including the debut of a training currently being given to 39,000 employees of the New York City Health and Hospital Corporation.

Registration is a simple two-step process. Please click HERE to request registration information. You’ll receive the dial-in phone number and information needed to register on the webinar link.  Diversity Dialogues are FREE for Institute members and $80 for non-members. Please contact us at with any questions. We look forward to your participation.

Published by Emilia Dunham, MPP, MBA

Emilia Dunham is currently a Project Manager at MassHealth/Department of Public Health, and formerly the Project Manager of the Life Skills project at The Fenway Institute, an HIV intervention study for young transgender women. Emilia worked at Fenway for 7 years, first as a Quality Control and Regulatory Assistant mainly involved with biomedical HIV prevention trials, before serving as the Program Associate for The Network for LGBT Health Equity, a network instrumental in many national LGBT health policy improvements. She is also involved with the Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition, serving as a Steering Committee member and the Policy Committee Co-Chair, an organization largely responsible for the recent passage of the Trans Rights Bill. Additionally she serves as a member of the Massachusetts Commission on Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Youth, Co-Chair of the Recommendations Committee. Emilia received a Bachelor’s degree from Northeastern University. There she served as President of the LGBTQ student group where she planned programs such as Pride Week, Transgender Day of Remembrance, and AIDS Week. In addition, she advocated for LGBTQ inclusive policies and programming on campus such as a Gender Neutral Housing program, an LGBTQ Center and the expansion of Women’s Studies to Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies. Emilia recently earned a Master of Public Policy and Master of Business Administration in health policy and management from the Brandeis Heller School School for Social Policy and Management.

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