Did you know that LGBTQ+ Veterans have unique health needs? Learn more and help strengthen care outcomes for LGBTQ+ Veterans by joining our next webinar entitled LGBTQ+ Veteran Health and Care Coordination on Thursday, June 23, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. ET.

VA’s Dana Brunson and Lorry Luscri will discuss sexual and gender minority stress, LGBTQ+ Veteran health disparities, and how to ask patients about their sexual orientation, gender identity and preferred name. During the presentation, you will also have an opportunity to learn about the importance of including identity data in the medical record and the role of LGBTQ+ Veteran Care Coordinators in VHA.

By attending this webinar, providers will be able to:

  • Identify the health needs and disparities experienced by LGBTQ+ Veterans.
  • Expand knowledge on how to ask patients about their birth sex, gender identity and sexual orientation, and how to locate this information in the electronic medical record.
  • Describe strategies for creating a more welcoming environment for LGBTQ+ patients, including Veterans and their family members.
  • Understand the role of LGBTQ+ Veteran Care Coordinators within VHA.

Webinar information

  • Title: LGBTQ+ Veteran Health and Care Coordination;
  • When: June 23, 2022, at 1 p.m. ET;
  • Register: Register in VHA TRAIN. The webinar will be recorded for later viewing;
  • Accreditations: AACME, AAPA, AACME-NP, ANCC, APA, ASWB, JA IPCE, NYSED-P;
  • Recording: A recording will be available in TRAIN approximately 45 to 60 days after the webinar.

 You must complete the end of course evaluation to receive credit for the course and continuing education credit.

We hope you can join us!

By C. Barbara Plantt is a health systems specialist for the VA Office of Integrated Veteran Care

Share this story

Published on Jun. 22, 2022

Estimated reading time is 1.3 min.

Views to date: 184

2 Comments

  1. Adrian June 23, 2022 at 9:19 am

    Stop shoving this bullsht down our throats! Nobody cares if you’re a ——!

  2. Job Hustle June 22, 2022 at 8:34 pm

    it so interesting that i will be saying this, it a great initiative . Kudos to the community

Comments are closed.

More Stories

  • Chronic pain interferes with women Veterans’ daily lives. Talk to your VA provider about an individualized pain management plan.

  • Do you have “text neck?” or pain in your head and neck? This acupressure for head and neck pain can help.

  • Significant progress has been made toward identifying, preventing, and helping those who experience domestic violence, but there is still work to be done.