The Landscape of LGBTQ+ Affirming Healthcare in Erie
Historically, the LGBTQ+ community has faced barriers to accessing quality healthcare due to discrimination, stigma, and lack of knowledgeable and welcoming providers. Additionally, many LGBTQ+ people face challenges that increase health risks and can lead to negative health outcomes. Combined, this creates health disparities for LGBTQ+ individuals compared to their cisgender, heterosexual counterparts. This is a concern across communities, including here in Erie.
LGBTQ+ affirming healthcare is a critical component of ensuring that all individuals have access to high-quality healthcare services, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity. It is important for healthcare and social service providers to understand the unique health needs and experiences of LGBTQ+ individuals, and for facilities to provide a welcoming, inclusive, and competent environment.
Our panel will discuss the current healthcare landscape individuals in LGBTQ+ community, with a special focus on our Erie area. Additionally, we will learn about hopes for the future and current resources available, such as the GLMA Provider Directory which can help individuals locate LGBTQ+ affirming healthcare providers in their area.
- Identify three core principles of LGBTQ+ affirming healthcare
- Review at least five health risks potentially faced by individuals in the LGBTQ+ community
- Name at least three barriers to care that may impact LGBTQ+ individuals
- Describe the current healthcare landscape for LGBTQ+ individuals in our region, including in primary care, mental health, and substance use settings.
- Recognize an actionable goal to improve LGBTQ+ health for our region.
In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
The University of Pittsburgh designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
A maximum of 1.0 nursing contact hours will be awarded. Participants will be able to claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the program.
OTHER HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS
Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
- 1.00 ANCCUPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
- 1.00 Attendance