Dr. Lauren Beach, ISGMH postdoctoral research fellow, recently attended the first National LGBTQ Cultural Competency Summit. The Summit was hosted in Washington, DC from October 5-6, 2018 and organized by Whitman-Walker Health and the National LGBT Cancer Network.
Dr. Beach was personally invited to the Summit due to her expertise in designing curriculum for and delivering LGBTQ cultural competency trainings to diverse healthcare providers. The Summit was the initial meeting of a process to develop standards judging the quality of LGBTQ cultural competency trainings for healthcare providers. This group will continue to convene to outline best practices for healthcare providers with the ultimate goal of improving LGBTQ health.