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Beyond the SEA Webinar: LGBTQ Communities: Your Best Resource to Reduce Health Disparities – June 7, 2018

Posted by on May 3rd, 2018 Posted in: Continuing Education

Date/Time: Thursday, June 7, 2018 2:00 PM ET

Presenter: Juan Carlos Vega, MLS. Founder, Alianza Ciudadana en Pro de la Salud LGBTTA de Puerto Rico (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Transsexual and Allied. LGBTTA Citizens Health Alliance of Puerto Rico)

Contact: For additional information or questions, please contact Ashley Cuffia.

Abstract: With special attention to health justice among communities of color and LGBTQ populations, Juan Carlos will explore how the lack of information, data, and resources directly affects the health, social and economic parity for these communities. You will learn about the importance of understanding local LGBTQ community resources and other non-traditional sources can be the best tool to reduce health disparities.

Presenter Bio: Juan Carlos Vega, MLS, is a librarian and public health advocate dedicated to identify opportunities, convert them into actions, and create change at the local level. His involvement with health promotion and health disparities began in 2001 Mr. Vega transitioned into the non-profit world after 10 years of working for academic libraries and the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. His experiences in health issues include tobacco, alcohol, cancer, obesity, influenza, and health disparities. In 2010, he helped establish the Citizens Alliance Pro Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Transsexual, and Ally Health nonprofit organization to help reduce health disparities among local Latino/a LGBT communities in his native Puerto Rico.

Pre-Register: Pre-registration is strongly recommended, but not required. Visit our registration page to sign up!

To Join the Webinar:

To Join the Training Session:

  1. Go to: https://nih.webex.com/nih/k2/j.php?MTID=t5e9dd761b2ecca8bf487e43677451aa6
  2. Enter your name and e-mail address (or registration ID)
  3. Enter the session password: nnlm
  4. Click “Join Now”
  5. Follow the instructions that appear on your screen.

To Join the Session by Phone Only:

To receive a call back, provide your phone number when you join the training session, or call the number below and enter the access code.

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