Wednesday, March 21, 2012
News for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Physicians
Annual AMA-GLBT meeting to include session on quality
Discuss the key quality improvement measures required at each level of a medical institution to enhance the care of sexual and gender minorities during a June 15 presentation featured by the AMA Advisory Committee for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender (GLBT) issues. The presentation, "Driving GLBT quality improvement across a medical center," will take place during the advisory committee's annual meeting, held in Chicago prior to the Annual Meeting of the AMA House of Delegates.
Recent reports emphasize the disparities in access to care and in health outcomes for sexual and gender minorities, as well as deficits in provider education and training. These disparities span distinct sections of medical centers, including patient care, medical education, policies, institutional climate, community outreach and visibility. Thus, a multi-tiered approach is required to address the unique needs of the GLBT population.
Presenters will outline issues such as creating a comprehensive four-year undergraduate GLBT curriculum, providing appropriate staff and provider training, aligning human resources efforts, developing a GLBT leadership team and developing GLBT patient care initiatives. Visit the advisory committee Web page to learn more about the presentation and the meeting.
Video examines state of health care for GLBT patients
Learn about the health disparities affecting the health of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) patients and get an overview of both the national GLBT health care landscape and the future of GLBT health care by viewing a video presentation sponsored by the AMA and the Fenway Institute. The video is presented by Harvey Makadon, MD, clinical professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School.