LGBTQ+ Cultural Competency
These materials are only intended for those that attended the live activity held January 23 or 25, 2024.
Enhancing cultural competency in health care is an essential component of addressing health disparities within the LGBTQ+ community. This activity aims to enhance participants’ ability to provide culturally competent and inclusive care to LGBTQ+ individuals with a focus on improving health outcomes and patient-provider relationships. The session will provide an overview of preventive health recommendations and explore inclusive practices in sexual health, mental health screening and transgender care through topic-focused case studies. It will also emphasize practical approaches to care, sensitivity to LGBTQ+ health needs and the importance of an inclusive and welcoming health care environment.
This activity is jointly provided by Optum Health Education and Optum Corporate Strategy.
There was no commercial support received for this activity.
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This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of nurses, nurse practitioners, PAs and physicians who have an interest in providing affirming and equitable care for LGBTQ+ individuals
At the end of this educational activity, participants should be able to:
- Identify the major health disparities affecting the LGBTQ+ community and their impacts on health care access and outcomes.
- Discuss the skills necessary to conduct inclusive and sensitive patient interviews, focusing on mental health disorders, substance use and interpersonal violence.
- Describe inclusive preventive health recommendations and screening practices tailored to the unique needs of LGBTQ+ patients.
- Recognize specific health considerations in transgender care, including hormone therapies, binding and tucking and the impact of these practices on physical health.
Dustin Nowaskie, MD
Founder & President
Juan Carlos Venis, MD, MPH, FAAFP
Assistant Professor of Clinical Family Medicine
Indiana University School of Medicine
Medical Director of Primary Care
Elizabeth Albert, MD
Clinical Activity Manager
Optum Health Education
Disclosures of relevant financial relationships
In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education's (ACCME) Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education, Optum Health Education (OHE) requires all those in control of educational content to disclose their financial relationships with ineligible companies within the prior 24 months. Ineligible companies are defined by the ACCME as companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing health care products used by or on patients. Individuals must disclose all financial relationships, regardless of the amount, with ineligible companies and regardless of their view of the relevance of the relationship to the education. OHE ensures that the content is independent of commercial bias.
The activity faculty or planners have no financial relationships to disclose.
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Optum Health Education and Optum Corporate Strategy. Optum Health Education 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.
Credit designation statements
Optum Health Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts credit from organizations accredited by the ACCME.
The American Association of Medical Assistants allows up to 30 non-AAMA recertification points for CMAs (AAMA) who are recertifying by continuing education. Please see the following link for more information: http://www.aama-ntl.org/continuing-education/ceus#nonaamaceus
The participant will be awarded up to 1.0 contact hour(s) of credit for attendance and completion of supplemental materials.
The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP) accepts credit from organizations accredited by the ACCME and ANCC.
A certificate of attendance will be provided to learners upon completion of activity requirements, enabling participants to register with licensing boards or associations that have not been pre-approved for credits. To apply for credit types not listed above, participants should use the procedure established by the specific organization with which they wish to obtain credit.
- 1.00 AMA - Physicians
- 1.00 ANCC - Nurses
- 1.00 Attendance - General Attendance
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