We’re #stillteaching during COVID-19

We’re #stillteaching during COVID-19

The “new normal” must include affirming healthcare. That’s why we’re now offering all of our workshops and trainings as webinars.   Recently Lead Trainer Ramona Peel conducted a live webinar titled, “Combatting Bias via Cultural Humility: Making Historical Sites More Inclusive for the LGBTQ+ Community,” with AmeriCorps members at the Ohio History Connection. Here’s what one participant had to say: “I am so glad we still had the opportunity to learn how historical sites can combat bias with cultural humility, even though the in-person training had

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LGBTQ+ Provider Guide Now Digital!

LGBTQ+ Provider Guide Now Digital!

The Equitas Health Institute Provider Guide is a listing of Ohio medical and social service providers who offer varying degrees and types of LGBTQ+ affirming care. Now you can search the guide by geographic region on our website! Providers listed in this guide answered “yes” to at least one of the following questions. When searching the guide, you’ll use tthe corresponding symbols to determine the nature of LGBTQ+ affirming services each provider offers. PROVIDER COLOR KEY: Has had LGBTQ-specific cultural competency training. Have you received any

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Transforming Care 2020: Call for Abstracts

Transforming Care 2020: Call for Abstracts

We are excited to announce we are accepting abstracts for the 2020 Transforming Care Conference between April 6, 2020 and June 1, 2020. Transforming Care has come to be known as the most comprehensive conference on LGBTQ+ HIV health equity in the country. Conference participants tell us that what makes TCC so transformative is the mix of people—researchers, practitioners, activists, community members all broadening each other’s perspectives. This year’s TCC theme will be The Invisibles. SUBMIT A PROPOSAL We seek proposals presented by and geared toward

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VARIAT Sim App Teaches Empathy

VARIAT Sim App Teaches Empathy

When Nationwide Children’s Hospital developed the new app, VARIAT Sim (Virtual and Augmented Reality Implicit Association Training), they called on the expertise of the Equitas Health Institute to guide their module addressing implicit biases toward sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) in a healthcare setting. The VARIAT Sim app provides healthcare workers an in-person, onsite perspective to promote empathy and decrease implicit bias. By successfully completing the SOGI module, Medicaid providers will:   Increase their awareness of implicit biases. Learn how biases and social determinants of

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