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World Health Day

Dear Friends,

April 7 is World Health Day, a time to promote global health awareness. In doing so, we must recognize that social and environmental circumstances are linked to our health.

LGBTQ patients face numerous barriers to accessing safe and appropriate health care at secular and faith-based hospitals. In certain institutions, faith affiliated mandates can limit treatments and procedures available to patients, which often disproportionately impacts the LGBTQ community. Yet, many of these institutions are working to serve this population

Join our upcoming Conscientious Care Conversation Religion vs. LGBTQ Care: A False Narrative on April 29, 2022, at 12:00pm ET. We will explore the narrative surrounding LGBTQ care at faith-based facilities and ways hospitals can create inclusive environments for LGBTQ patients.

Hear from leading practitioners including:

  • Joy Gero, PsyD (she/her)- Director of Population Health and Improvement, Manager of LGBTQIA+ Health at UPMC
  • Mordechai Levovitz, LMSW (he/she)- Founder and Clinical Director of JQY (Jewish Queer Youth)
  • Christine Rodriguez, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, MDiv, MA (she/they)- Full-time lecturer & Director of Simulation Unit at Yale School of Nursing

To join this conversation, register using the Zoom link. For background information on this topic, please refer to Tanenbaum’s resource, Faith-Based Care the LGBTQ Community: Opportunities for and Barriers to Equitable Care.

Best regards,

Rev. Mark Fowler, CEO, Tanenbaum and The Health Care Team