On-Demand CE Training

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

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Revised on 05/16/2024

Target Audience:

This course is targeted for social workers, case managers, nurses, and counselors.


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. This course 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:

By the end of the session – the participant will be able to:

  • Recognize the bias experienced by the LGBTQ+ community in the social and health systems.
  • Restate respectful language for discussing sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression.
  • Identify two ways you can advocate for the LGBTQ+ community in your practice environment to promote the highest level of care.


M. Greg Green, Author, Advocate for Transgender Rights, Transitional Consultant, Diversity, Equality, Justice, Inclusion Conversation Facilitator

M. Greg Green, Author, Advocate for Transgender Rights, Transitional Consultant, Diversity, Equality, Justice, Inclusion Conversation Facilitator. A native of South Carolina, Greg graduated from The Citadel in 2006 with a degree in Psychology. After working 5 years as a Police Officer and Firefighter, he began working in the trade business at FedEx. Greg has been a member of Tau Kappa Phi Inc, a non-profit LGBT Greek lettered organization since 2004. During this time, he helped to maintain a space within Tau Kappa Phi for transgender men, Alpha Omega Kappa Fraternity, Inc. serving as the first president of the organization. Greg served as a moderator for a transgender support group at Garden of Grace United Church of Christ.  He has been on the board of South Carolina Equality as the chairman of the Trans Action Task Force, and currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Harriet Hancock Center and The Citadel African American Alumni Association. Greg has spoken in Washington DC with the U.S. Department of Justice; Federal Bureau of Prisons, Dorn VA Hospital, Federal Correctional Institution; Edgefield, SC, Federation of Families Summer Summit, The International Conference on Stigma, and various other engagements. He is a facilitator with Beyond Conflict, a Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion training organization. He is also the CEO of Miskonception, LLC, a diversity training organization with a heavy focus on the LGBTQ+ community.


Social Workers
ASWB ACE – 2 CE Credits
New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work – 2 Contact Hours
Case Managers
CCMC – 2 Contact Hours
California Board of Registered Nursing – 2 Contact Hours
NBCC ACEP – 2 Contact Hours
New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners – 2 Contact Hours

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.