“Increased awareness of the factors that contribute to health inequities for the LGBT population may provide insight into improving patient-provider relationships with LGBT patients. A large body of experiential and clinical knowledge positions nurses to conduct meaningful research to expand the current understanding of the social determinants of LGBT cancer health inequities.'“ (matthews, 2018)

 

Rainbow Health Consulting provides awareness and cultural education to health care providers on behalf of the LGBTQ+ community.

The objective of Rainbow Health Consulting’s programming is to increase provider knowledge surrounding the care of LGBTQ+ clients, and the accompanying vocabulary and definitions.

Additionally, we give healthcare providers the opportunity to engage in respectful dialogue and ask questions in a safe and professional environment.

Through education, we wish to ensure that future health care experiences will remain free from barriers for all LGBTQ+ patients, families, and employees alike.

Courses can be configured in several ways in order to meet the specific needs of your facility and providers.

Courses can be combined to provide an experience from one to six hours (full day) in length. Customization of programming to meet the needs of your facility is standard practice at Rainbow Health Consulting.

Courses are offered in both seminar and webinar formats. Seminars include a presentation and a short time for questioning.

We look forward to customizing the perfect program to suit your participants and facility.


All COURSES available as a 1 hour in person lecture or 1 hour webinar

 

COURSE 1:

Caring for the LGBTQ+ Patient

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This course (RHC 1) serves as an introduction for health care providers to the health concerns of the LGBTQ community. Topics such as terminology and definitions; and issues of access, discrimination, and specific health differences of LGBTQ patients and families will be covered in this course.

COURSE 2:

Special Topics in Caring for the LGBTQ+ Patient

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This course (RHC 2) continues the work started in course RHC 1, increasing participants’ understanding of LGBTQ health. This course focuses in depth on special topics such as: substance abuse, sexually transmitted infections, obesity and diabetes, behavioral health concerns, family planning, and other topics specific to your providers and facility.

COURSE 3:

Caring for the Transgender and Gender Fluid Patient

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This course (RHC 3) introduces the health care concerns of transgender and gender fluid individuals throughout the lifespan. Topics such as terminology and definitions; and issues of access, discrimination, and specific health differences of transgender and gender fluid patients will be covered in this course. Special emphasis will be placed on the periods of social and medical transition for this population.

COURSE 4:

Caring for the Transgender and Gender Fluid Pediatric Patient

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This course (RHC 4) focuses on the health care concerns of transgender and gender fluid pediatric patients. Topics such as terminology and definitions, behavioral health, and issues of parental and provider support will be covered in this course. Special emphasis will be placed on the periods of social and medical transition for this population.

COURSE 5:

Caring for LGBTQ+ Elders

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This course (RHC 5) focuses on the health care concerns of LGBTQ elders. Topics such as terminology and definitions, access to health care, and discrimination and assumptions will be addressed. Special emphasis will be placed on issues of housing, social support, behavioral health, substance abuse, discrimination, and chronic conditions.


COURSE 6:

Caring for LGBTQ+ Youth

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This course (RHC 6) focuses on the health care concerns of LGBTQ+ youth. Topics such as terminology and definitions, access to health care, and discrimination and assumptions will be addressed. Special emphasis will be placed on issues of family and social support; and risk of violence, suicide, and sexual risk behavior.