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Pride Month Week 2: Providing Quality Care in a Welcoming Environment

Posted by on June 8th, 2022 Posted in: Blog, Consumer Health, General

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For LGBTQIA+ persons, lack of knowledgeable healthcare providers, discrimination by health insurers, lack of Federal anti-discrimination laws based on sexual orientation and/or gender identity (SO/GI), and fear of mistreatment are just some of the barriers to culturally appropriate health care. According to HealthyPeople.gov, eliminating health disparities can lead to:

    • Reductions in disease transmission and progression
    • Increased mental and physical well-being
    • Reduced health care costs
    • Increased longevity

This week, we provide some tools for providing quality care in a welcoming environment. 

Creating a Welcoming Environment for LGBT Patients

Best Practices in Creating and Delivering LGBTQ Cultural Competency Trainings

Focus on Forms and Policy: Creating an Inclusive Environment for LGBT Patients


Glossary of LGBT Terms for Health Care Teams

GLMA Cultural Competence Webinar Series

The eQuality Toolkit: Practical Skills for LGBTQ and DSD-Affected Patient Care

National LGBT Health Education Center

If you have any comments or questions related to this week’s resources, please email Region6-RML@uiowa.edu.

Image of the author ABOUT Jacqueline Leskovec
Jacqueline Leskovec, MLIS, MA, RN (she/her) is the Network Coordinator for NNLM Region 6. She is the lead for the Partner Outreach Program (POP), Network membership and user accounts, the Data Reporting System (DRS), and the Region 6 website. She has been with the Network since 2005. In addition to being a health sciences librarian, Jacqueline maintains her license as a registered nurse. She works from her home office in Chicago. She is well acquainted with power tools and will be happy to bore you with details of her many home repair and remodel adventures.

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