3225.0 Policy, Advocacy, and Social Justice for LGBT Communities

Monday, November 8, 2010: 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
This session introduces a social justice perspective to consider LGBT public health problems. Presenters offer examples of local, state, and federal level attempts to intervene through policy and advocacy efforts.
Session Objectives: 1. Identify current public health problems in lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender populations 2. Describe a social justice perspective as applied to LGBT public health problems. 3. Compare various policy interventions to address these problems.

LGBT Health as a Tool for Social Justice
Kellan Baker, Senior Policy Associate and MPH/MA candidate
Researching Connections between Social Justice and LGBTQI Wellness in Portland, Oregon
Molly Franks, MPH, Graham Harriman, MA, LPC, Linda Drach, MPH and Haiou He, MBA, MEd
Advancing the LGBT health agenda: The role of state government
Mari Gasiorowicz, MA, Molly Herrmann, MS, Chitra Karki, BAMS, MPH and Gary Hollander, PhD
Using CHIS data to Understand Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Health
David Grant, PhD, Kevin Heslin, PhD, Naomi Goldberg, MPP and Rebecca E. Fox

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Organized by: LGBT Caucus of Public Health Professionals
Endorsed by: HIV/AIDS, Socialist Caucus

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)