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Creating an Affirming and Inclusive Practice

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Creating an Affirming and Inclusive Practice (Webinar)
For an LGBTQ individual, an informed and aware healthcare provider can mean the difference between receiving optimum care or no care at all. In some cases, LGBTQ individuals may delay care or ignore health-related issues because of their inability to find professionals who meet their needs. Healthcare professionals may also miss out on rich and rewarding therapeutic relationships when their practices are not welcoming and affirming.

In this 2-hour webinar, you will learn about the health disparities in the LGBTQ community, gain a basic understanding of the needs of this community (Spoiler: It’s dignity and respect), and you will examine your own biases and assumptions. You will also learn some practical ideas for making your practice more welcoming and affirming.

This class fulfills LGBTQ education requirements for Washington, DC health professionals.




Mx. Clare Madrigal (she/her/hers): Clare has been an Emergency Room nurse for 13 years, and serves as the LGBTQ+ Resource Nurse for two Johns Hopkins Medicine hospitals. In this role, Clare provides LGBTQ+ health education for staff, community outreach and advocacy for patients, as well as employees. Also, as an emergency nurse at Frederick Health Hospital, Clare has implemented LGBTQ+ health education, and continues to encourage inclusive practices within the organization. Mx. Madrigal is a board member of The Frederick Center, providing education and advocacy to the Frederick County LGBTQ+ community. 

Owner of REACH: Rainbow Education And Consulting for Health, LLC, Mx. Madrigal provides LGBTQ+ health training for organizations, private practices and businesses. Certified in Plant-Based Nutrition, Clare assists with diet and lifestyle changes.

Rebecca SturgeonRebecca Sturgeon, LMT (she/her/hers): Rebecca is an instructor and education coordinator for Healwell. She maintains a private practice in Louisville, Kentucky. As a former teacher of writing at the college level, Rebecca is passionate about the written word and about all forms of human communication. In her massage practice, she focuses on integrating therapeutic massage as part of overall health and wellness care. She is an active volunteer for Gilda’s Club of Louisville, and a member of the Society for Oncology Massage.

Monday, April 20, 2020

6:30PM-8:30PM (Eastern)

via Zoom

This webinar is open to all health care providers.

Tuition: $40

Cancellation Policy (PLEASE READ CAREFULLY)

Tuition is non-refundable.

2 Continuing Education Units

for massage therapists and allied health care providers