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About Equitas Health Institute

The Equitas Health Institute is the education and research arm of Equitas Health, focusing on reducing health disparities in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning (LGBTQ+) community. Whether you are a medical or social service provider, higher education institute, or corporate workplace, we can tailor our trainings, assessments, and consulting to meet the needs of your team and those you serve.

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Upcoming Trainings

  • Creating Welcoming and Affirming Environments for LGBTQ+ People in Rural Areas

    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. Thursday, September 30, 2021 Noon- 1 pm Live Webinar – Registration link (Required): There will also be a live Q&A session with our presenter, Ramona Peel (she/her), Lead Trainer of the Equitas Health Institute. Admission will be $15. This activity

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  • Life+

    SEP 10-12, 2021 | Join us! Life+ is a weekend retreat for Ohio residents living with HIV/AIDS. Enjoy three days and two nights of integrated holistic wellness activities at Deer Creek State Park in Mt. Sterling, Ohio. FREE! Includeing food and lodging. Space is limited.

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  • Elevate Your Voice

    Elevate Your Voice at TCC! This year’s Transforming Care Conference will highlight a series of personal presentations featuring firsthand accounts of LGBTQ+ folks experiencing, navigating, and/or avoiding healthcare and social services. The purpose of Elevate Your Voice is to put a microphone in front of people who don’t usually get heard in healthcare and social service settings! What is the Transforming Care Conference? Selected presenters receive: $75 for your time and expertise Public Speaking and Presentation Coaching Free Registration to Transforming Care | OCT 14 &

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  • Transforming Care Conference

    The Equitas Health Institute will host the 2021 Transforming Care Conference on LGBTQ+ & HIV Health Equity, October 14-15, at the Fawcett Center on the Ohio State University Campus in Columbus, Ohio. This year’s conference theme—We see us!—challenges the LGBTQ+ community, queer people of color, people living with HIV, caretakers, and activists to hold up one another’s experience, to validate the knowledge that comes from living, doing, and being, and to acknowledge ourselves as relevant witnesses. The conference will feature dozens of presentations including live plenary speakers and

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What Folks Are Saying …

  • “Thank you for the education! I took this workshop because I work with adolescents who identify different from what society has said they should be. I can better serve my consumers because I understand there are differences between sexual identity and sexual orientation.”

    Social service provider

  • “I would take ANY class from Ramona Peel.”

    Broad Street Food Pantry volunteer

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  • “Thank you so much! Your presentation was so helpful! A breath of fresh air!”

    Sinclair College employee

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  • Medical Mutual of Ohio

    “The entire training series was phenomenal. Coming in, I was already confident in my ability to be an ally, but I still learned so, so much. I honestly believe this training should be mandatory for everyone.”

    Medical Mutual of Ohio employee

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    “I recommend staff participating in this training more than once: at new hire orientation, and then again after they have spent time on the job.”

    Equitas Health Medical Center employee

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    “Ramona is an incredible speaker – engaging, clear, and thought-provoking. A Friday seminar is a hard slot to take, but she did an amazing job, and I would stay late every Friday to hear more of what she has to say.”

    Center for Balanced Living employee

Serving Ohio’s Leaders

We have experience serving Ohio’s healthcare leaders and corporate culture innovators. Some of our satisfied clients include:

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