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Spring Residency 2014 White House Tour

Our Mission Statement

Train current and future leaders to develop and apply best practices and shape policy to eliminate disparities and improve health outcomes for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people.

Dr. Stephen ForssellAbout the Program

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals exist at a unique cross-section of our ever-changing healthcare landscape. With the publication of the Institute of Medicine’s “Report on the Health of LGBT People” and the inclusion of LGBT people as a population of focus in Healthy People 2020, the health concerns of this population have come to the forefront of our medical, social and political thinking. As such, it is imperative that leaders across professional disciplines be well trained and informed about the challenges faced by LGBT individuals when interacting with the healthcare system.

The LGBT Health, Policy & Practice Graduate Certificate Program was developed in response to this need with the assistance and consultation of health care and policy professionals in the government and private industry.  The first of its kind in applied LGBT health, our program trains current and future healthcare leaders on strategies for addressing LGBT health issues, reducing health disparities for LGBT people, and for moving the field forward toward a more inclusive, equitable state.

Photo: Spring Residency 2014 White House tour