Addressing Health Disparities in the LGBTQ Community
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:
- The 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