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Rural LGBTQ+ Populations: Creating Welcoming and Inclusive Health Care Experiences

May 4, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

LGBTQ+ populations have traditionally experienced health disparities as well as other inequities, discrimination, and violence.  Additional challenges exist for members of the LGBTQ+ community living in rural areas. This webinar will explore best practices for inclusive, affirming, and culturally competent care for rural LGBTQ+ populations.


Health care and public health professionals in rural settings, as well as health practitioners in all settings.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe introductory knowledge about core LGBTQ+ terminology and concepts
  • Identify unique challenges facing rural LGBTQ+ populations
  • Discuss best practices to improve patient experiences for rural LGBTQ+ patients

Enroll here.

Instructor: Ramona Peel, MA, Lead Trainer for The Equitas Health Institute

Continuing Education Credit

  • 1.0 CHES Category I CECH
  • Certificate of Completion

The Michigan Public Health Training Center is a designated provider (ID# 99038) of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc.

Planning Committee

Phoebe Kulik, MPH, CHES; Dany Zemmel, MPH(c); Ramona Peel, MA; Julia Applegate, MA


The Region V Public Health Training Center is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB6HP31684 Public Health Training Centers ($924,899). This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by Region V PHTC, HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.


May 4, 2020
10:00 am - 11:00 am
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