Transforming Health Care Through Evidence and Collaboration
Transforming Health Care Through Evidence and Collaboration

Addressing Health Disparities in the LGBTQ Community

October 23, 2019 | 12:30 PM
02:00 PM ET

Webinar Transcript

LGBTQ+ individuals face health disparities linked to stigma and discrimination. These disparities are exacerbated when people are unable to access care or are uncomfortable asking providers for the treatment they need. Rates of mental health disorders, substance use disorders, and suicide are higher among LGBTQ populations, but culturally competent health care can make a difference.

With the right tools and training, providers and community partners can build more inclusive environments for LGBTQ+ individuals inside and outside the doctor’s office.

This webinar explored:

  • LGBTQ webinar infographic 102319The demographics and health care needs of the LGBTQ+ population
  • Barriers to high quality health care for LGBTQ+ people and proposed solutions
  • A toolkit designed to train medical school students and current providers on clinical skills for inclusive care
  • New national survey data on LGBT teen mental health and the role of crisis responders in supplementing the health care system


Alex Keuroghlian
National LGBT Health Education Center
Jennifer Potter
Harvard Medical School
Susan Sawning
University of Louisville School of Medicine
Alexis Chávez
The Trevor Project

Presentation Slides

"LGBTQ Health and Gaps in Medical Care" - Alex S. Keuroghlian
"The Role of the Medical Education Community in Addressing LGBTQ Health Disparities" - Jennifer Potter & Susan Sawning
"National Survey on LGBTQ Youth Mental Health" - Alexis Chávez

Additional Resources

The University of Louisville, "eQuality Toolkit"