LGBTQ Cultural Competency for Healthcare Professionals in our Nation's Capital


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About the Course:
This course provides a broad overview of cultural competency pertaining to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer or questioning (LGBTQ) persons for HCPs in Washington, DC. This course meets the requirements for D.C. Law 21-95 LGBTQ Cultural Competency Continuing Education Amendment Act of 2016 for health care providers.

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course, the learner should be able to:
  • Define terminology used to describe LGBTQ individuals.
  • List and compare national and Washington, DC, LGBTQ statistics.
  • Identify health care risks and disparities in the LGBTQ population.
  • Recommend practice changes to increase LGBTQ access to primary care.
  • Compare LGBTQ policy and position statements of various Health Care Associations.
  • Discuss examples of legislation for those who identify as LGBTQ in Washington, DC.
  • Describe best practices for training staff to care for patients who identify as LGBTQ.
  • Discuss ways social determinants of health may influence the health of LGBTQ persons.

About the Author:
Cheryl Jackson, DNP, FNP-C's clinical experience in nursing includes medical-surgical ICU, telemetry, and PACU. Her advanced practice nursing experience is in family practice, urgent care, and most recently, adult primary care with Volunteers in Medicine in rural Pennsylvania. She earned an associate degree in nursing from Catonsville Community College; a Bachelor of Science in nursing from University of Maryland, Baltimore; a master’s degree in nursing from Misericordia University; and finally, a doctorate in nursing practice from University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa.