The topic of gender and LGBTQIA+ issues may be sensitive for some. Social stigma, fear, or rejection is real for many people. It is essential to bring awareness to these issues and create practices around addressing them. The class aims to provide culturally appropriate health information and resources for LGBTQIA+ populations and the librarians and health care practitioners who support them. We have done our best to use culturally sensitive language and examples recognizing that language on this topic, like gender and sexuality, can be fluid. Providing access to health information for and about these populations is extremely important. This class connects with NNLM initiatives addressing Environmental Determinants of Health and Confronting Health Misinformation.
- List four health disparities that LGBTQIA+ individuals and populations experience.
- Identify strategies for addressing the health disparities that LGBTQIA+ individuals and populations experience.
- Recall three concepts for providing a safe and welcoming environment when serving LGBTQIA communities.
- Identify three resources for providing health information for and about LGBTQIA+ populations.
- Utilize PubMed and MeSH to search professional literature for LGBTQIA resources.
This is a 4-week class in Moodle. There are 4 modules. One module opens each week. People can work at their own pace once a module opens.
Week 1: Understanding Sex, Gender, & Sexuality
Week 2: Creating a Welcoming Environment
Week 3: Resources for LGBTQIA+ Health
Week 4: Putting it all together
MLA CE Credits: 4