On-Demand CE Training

ODL 203 – Turning Awareness into Advocacy: Health Disparities in the LGBTQ+ Community

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Helping professionals and healthcare providers are trusted with the important role of caring for people during (what can be) vulnerable moments, and it is imperative that they practice with competence and humility. In this honest conversation, M. Greg Green, Author and Advocate, will provide an overview of the LGBTQ+ community, their diverse health needs, and the bias that they can experience in the systems in which we practice.  We will cover communication tips for utilizing affirming and respectful language – including an understanding of terms related to gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation that people use to self-identify – and promoting sensitivity and acceptance in our practice spaces.  Participants will gain a better understanding of the LGBTQ+ community and the unique challenges and barriers that prevent LGBTQ+ individuals from receiving quality and competent care.

Course Objectives:

1. Recognize the bias experienced by the LGBTQ+ community in the social and health systems.

2. Employ respectful language for discussing sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression.

3. Identify 2 ways you can advocate for the LGBTQ+ community in your practice environment to promote the highest level of care.

Continuing Education Credits Offered: 2 CE Credits

Social workers: 2 CE credits (ASWB ACE; NY State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work)
Case Managers: 2 clock hours (CCMC)
Nurses: 2 contact hours (CA Board of Registered Nursing)
Counselors: 2 credit hours (NBCC ACEP and NY State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners)

Please make sure to check with your own state board to ensure the transferability of CE credit for an asynchronous course. Some state boards may place restrictions regarding the modality of training required for ethics credits to be awarded. If this training indicates ethics credits are available, please verify that your state allows them to be earned through an on-demand course format.