Micki Harris Series: Creating an Inclusive Healthcare Environment for the LGBTQIA+ Population

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

virtual on Zoom


Description: More Americans are identifying as members of the LGBTQIA+ community year after year. While this may show a positive shift in people feeling more open to discuss their sexual identity and/or gender identity, there continues to be high rates of healthcare discrimination amongst this population. The better we can understand
people the better we can meet their health care needs, reduce adverse outcomes and reduce healthcare discrimination.
 To have an increased understanding of unique LGBTQIA+ needs and health disparities
• To learn new skills & techniques for interacting with LGBTQIA+ patients
• To demonstrate the importance of and methods of creating an LGBTQIA+ inclusive healthcare environment
• To learn how to go from cultural competency to a cultural ally
• To have a brief understanding of the complex therapies and surgical procedures some transgender people experience

Presenter Bio: Austri Monette earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2014 from Franklin Pierce University and Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training from Plymouth State University in 2011. She has subspecialties in lymphedema and oncology and special interests in healthcare diversity/inclusion. She works for Mass General Brigham and independently owns and operates a direct-access practice in Manchester, NH.

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