LGBTQ Health Conference Feb 27-28, 2017



Data/Research, clinical health, behavioral/mental health, policymaking


Rainbow Health Initative will be hosting this LGBTQ health conference at the University of MN Continuing Education Event Center, St. Paul, MN

Objectives: Participants will develop strategies to:
- address health disparities based on emerging data
- improve outcomes through promising practices
- promote policy, system and environmental change
- assess current health and human service systems and environments

We have put together an impressive lineup of keynote speakers, including internationally respected demographer Dr. Gary Gates, multicultural psychologist Dr. Beverly Greene and Richard Carlbom, who led the coalition effort to defeat the constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage in Minnesota. In addition, more than 35 breakout sessions in tracks on research data, clinical health, behavioral/mental health and policy making will take place, a sampling of these include:

  • Nursing Faculty Awareness of Transgender Health and Experience; Gay and Gray: Better Caring of LGBT Older Adults

  • Bisexuality: From Erasure and Stigma to Visibility and Resistance

  • The Effects of Prostate Cancer Treatment on Gay and Bisexual Men, their Partners and Caregivers

Rainbow Health Initiative would like to thank all of our conference sponsors, highlighting in particular conference presenter United Health Group, conference supporter HealthEast, and conference sponsor the Mayo Clinic.


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