5. Addressing social determinants of health
- Date: Friday, October 9, 2020
- Concurrent Session G
- Time: 12 :00 pm – 12 : 30 pm
- Style: Rapid-fire presentation
- Focus: Balance between both (e.g. Presentation of a best-practice guideline that combines research evidence, policy issues and practical steps for implementation)
- Target Audience: Leadership, Clinical providers, Administrative staff
, Representatives of stakeholder/partner organizations
Attendees will gain an introductory understanding of why being LGBT2SQ is a social determinant of health and what to consider when caring for sexual and gender minority patients. They will also learn about how they can access Rainbow Health Ontario's CME-accredited online learning to grow their clinical and cultural competency for caring for LGBT2SQ patients.
Being LGBT2SQ is a social determinant of health. LGBT2SQ communities face barriers to accessing health care and physical and mental health disparities, including higher risks of: cancer, eating disorders, experiencing violence and mental health and addictions issues. Understanding how sexuality, gender identity and intersectionality affect LGBT2SQ patients’ health is critical to family physicians being able to fully care for these clients. Additionally, many primary care providers are eager to learn about starting trans and non-binary patients on hormone therapy and offering assessments and referrals for transition-related surgeries. Rainbow Health Ontario (RHO), a program of Sherbourne Health, is Canada’s only government-funded program dedicated to LGBT2SQ health. After over a decade of delivering clinical and cultural competency training to healthcare providers across Ontario, RHO recently launched our new online learning platform, LGBT2SQ Health Connect.
Through LGBT2SQ Health Connect, Ontario physicians can access a CME-accredited Foundations course on inclusive care and multiple CME-accredited clinical trans health courses. The platform’s distance learning format is especially timely during the pandemic, particularly as minority populations face new health challenges. We will begin with a 10-minute introduction on what to consider when caring for sexual and gender minority patients. Next, we will give a 10-minute tour of LGBT2SQ Health Connect to show how Ontario physicians can access this unique online learning to grow their clinical and cultural competency. We will close with 10 minutes of Q & A.
All courses on LGBT2SQ Health Connect are free for Ontario providers until Dec. 31, 2020.
- Devan Nambiar, Program Manager, Rainbow Health Ontario, a program of Sherbourne Health, Rainbow Health Ontario, a program of Sherbourne Health