Preparation

If you are visiting this page, you already have a notion of the importance of LGBTQ education.  But now you need to prepare to actually present this material!

The purpose of this program is to provide a general introduction to LGBTQ health issues for students or practitioners in any health care field.  You can use the material we provide here to prepare a program that:

    • Suits the time frame you require;
    • Is appropriate for the level of learner you will be addressing (undergraduate, graduate, or continuing education);
    • Is tailored to the needs and interests of the students or providers in your class;
    • Addresses fears and concerns that you anticipate might be expressed during or after your presentation.

As the presenter/facilitator, it is important that in advance, you do the Celebrate LGBTQ healhfollowing:

    • Read the suggested readings we list below;
    • Become familiar with and comfortable using the terminology that is required to discuss LGBTQ health care needs;
    • Understand that the health care disparities in the LGBTQ community are due to minority stress, not to sexual behaviors or practices;
    • Know the resources in your local community that you can recommend as referral resources, or for additional information or support related to your presentation.

Suggested Reading List for Presenters:

Eliason, M.J. & Chinn, P. (2015).  LGBTQ Cultures: What healthcare professionals need to know about sexual and gender diversity, 2nd Edition. Philadelphia: Lippincott

Makadon, H.J., Mayer, K.H., Potter, J., & Goldhammer, H. (2007).  The Fenway guide to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender health, Philadelphia, PA: American College of Physicians Press,

Meyer, I.H. & Northridge, M. (Eds) (2007).  The health of sexual minorities: Public health perspectives on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender populations.  NY: Springer

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