Course Description: 

Eliminating health disparities and improving health among Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) individuals is imperative to achieving health equity. This introductory online course is about understanding the issues - we will examine ourselves and work to better understand the experience of those in the LGBTQ community.

This six-week online learning experience approaches the issue of LGBTQ health from multiple perspectives. It will provide information and an opportunity for personal reflection, and ends with an introduction to action steps public health and health care can take to improve health outcomes for LGBTQ individuals.

In this course, participants will:

  • Examine individual biases about LGBTQ communities
  • Develop a dictionary of terms related to sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression
  • Summarize the health disparities experienced by LGBTQ individuals
  • Describe the unique needs of this population
  • Describe consequences of bias and discrimination
  • Analyze workplace and community practices that promote or prevent bias and discrimination

How the Course Works:

A principle aim of this learning experience is to maximize participants’ engagement with the instructional materials, but also with one another. During this course, participants will watch/do approximately 1 hour of "on your own" work each week, followed by a 1 hour, facilitated discussion with a cohort of peers, held via bidirectional video. This format offers a rich learning experience during which you'll interact with peers and subject matter experts. All of the sessions are required and participants must join each session via video (using a computer with a webcam; a laptop; tablet; or smartphone).

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Registration Instructions:

To register, select which course you'd like to attend then click "register" on that page. You'll be asked to complete a short online survey application to complete your registration.

Courses:

Fall 2017 (October - November) Register Here. 

Winter 2018 (January - February) Register Here.

Spring 2018 (April - May) Register Here. 

Cost

This course is free.