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THIS WORKSHOP IS NOT APPROVED FOR ETHICS!
Inclusion is key for any healthcare agency. However, some service providers struggle to implement policies and procedures that support engagement with and retention of LGBT clients and their families. Some providers are hesitant to ask questions about sexual health behaviors, are concerned about fear-insulating clients by questioning their gender, and feel unprepared to offer resources/referrals to people with minority sexual orientation gender identifiers and expressions. However, these fears affect not only the provider or agency, but also the quality of services that LGBT people receive, potentially resulting in healthcare disparities. This workshop will offer an overview of LGBT terminology, healthcare disparities, how agencies and providers can use policies to support clients, and national resources.