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Session: Improving Access to Healthcare and Services for LGBT Populations
5174.0: Wednesday, November 10, 2004: 2:30 PM-4:00 PM
Improving Access to Healthcare and Services for LGBT Populations
Current topics in research focusing upon measuring the health of and improving care for LGBT populations will be presented. Issues to be examined include: a project measuring the composition, capacity and needs of the LGBTQ community across the state of Rhode Island, an examination of a survey identifying the health care experiences of LGBT populations attending large community events; a discussion of the creation and evaluation of an LGBTI health training for medical students; and documentation of the attitudes of health education students about working with LGBT people.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to: ·Identify potential methods to measure the composition, capacity and needs of LGBTQ communities. ·Describe the needs identified by the LGBTQ community in Rhode Island. ·Articulate the challenges related to capturing the health care experiences and needs of diverse LGBT populations. ·Discuss the impact of discrimination in health care experiences of LGBT people. ·Describe the impact of training medical students in issues related to LGBTI health. ·Identify ways in which curriculum for LGBTI health training can be designed for med students. ·Articulate the training needs for health education students working with diverse LGBT communities.
Moderator(s):Jay Harcourt, MPH
2:30 PMRhode Island LGBTQ Community Scan: Results from the first state-wide LGBTQ assessment effort  [ Recorded presentation ]
Jodi Sperber, MSW, MPH, Stewart Landers, JD, MCP, Anne Marie Silvia
2:50 PMHealth care utilization by sexual minority men and women: Results from the 2003 Gay and Lesbian Medical Association’s health surveys  [ Recorded presentation ]
Judith Bradford, PhD, Tri D. Do, MD, MPH
3:10 PMMedical student perceptions of LGBTI health training in the preclinical education environment  [ Recorded presentation ]
Brian M. Hurley, MD MBA Cand, Donna Elliott, MD, MEd, Peter J. Katsufrakis, MD, MBA
3:30 PMPre-Professional Health Education Students’ Attitudes towards Homosexuals  [ Recorded presentation ]
Sara L. Cole, PhD, Michael Reece, PhD, MPH
See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.
Organized by:Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Caucus of Public Health Workers
Endorsed by:Population, Family Planning, and Reproductive Health; Public Health Education and Health Promotion; Socialist Caucus
CE Credits:CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing

The 132nd Annual Meeting (November 6-10, 2004) of APHA