LGBTQ Forum to Include Panel Dialogue and Table Discussions

To continue the conversation on how Minnesota’s health care community can work together to achieve health equity in the state, the MMA will host an in-person event on LGBTQ health on May 15 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Campus Club on the University of Minnesota’s Minneapolis campus.  

The goals of the forum are to: raise awareness of the unique health needs of the LGBTQ community; raise awareness of the health disparities faced by the LGBTQ community, and the root causes of those disparities; and identify strategies for creating a welcoming, supportive and quality clinical environment for the LGBTQ community. 

The event will include a keynote address; a panel dialog on best practices for working with transgender youth and their families; and conclude with four table discussions on the following topics:

•    Effect of implicit bias and structural racism on the LGBTQ community. 
•    Role of collecting sexual orientation/gender identity (SO/GI) data to assist in identifying health disparities. 
•    Mental health and the LGBTQ community. 
•    Working with LGBTQ youth and their families.  

For more information and to register online, visit the MMA’s LGBTQ Forum webpage
Sponsors for the forum include Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians; Minnesota Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics; Minnesota Psychiatric Society; Physicians' Advocacy Network; Rainbow Health Initiative; Twin Cities Medical Society; and Zumbro Valley Medical Society.