Western Region Public Health Training Center at the University of Arizona College of Public Health

LGBTQ+ and Inclusive Language

This is an all levels course offering CPH, CHES, and CPE — Free
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The LGBTQ+ population faces disproportionate health risks. Stigma, discrimination, and a general lack of understanding of specific needs of the LGBTQ+ population reduces access to safe healthcare and services. Learn about health disparities faced by the LGBTQ+ population and the health consequences of ongoing stigma and discrimination. Familiarize yourself with current terms and practice using language appropriately to contribute to improving health equity for the LGBTQ+ population.

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This learning opportunity topic is aligned with one or more of the strategic skills.  

This learning opportunity addresses training topics identified in PHWINS 2017.

What You'll Learn

  • Demonstrate appropriate use of language related to LGBTQ+ identities
  • Summarize health risks disproportionately impacting LGBTQ+ communities
  • Explain the effects of stigma and discrimination on the health of LGBTQ+ communities

Competency Terms

Policy, Program, & Service Implementation
Cultural Competency Skills
Population Diversity
Cultural Influence on Policies, Programs, & Services
Policy, Program, & Service Impacts

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Related Job Tasks

Assure an effective system that enables equitable access to the individual services and care needed to be healthy
Build and support a diverse and skilled public health workforce
Communicate effectively to inform and educate people about health, factors that influence it, and how to improve it
Strengthen, support, and mobilize communities and partnerships to improve health