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Queer People of Color and Health Disparities: Intersectional Perspective to Care


Wednesday, April 24th, 2024  |  10:00 AM – 11:00 AM CST

Fee: Free or $10 for CEU’s


While the NIH has identified sexual and gender minorities as well as racial and ethnic minorities as groups that face health disparities, what often is overlooked in research and clinical care is people living at the nexus of those two communities. Health disparities are a particular type of difference in health in which disadvantaged social groups, such as people from lower social, economic status, racial, ethnic minorities, women, sexual minorities and other groups, have persistently experienced social disadvantage or discrimination and have systematically experienced worse health or greater health risks than more advantaged groups as a result of systems of oppression. An intersectionality framework can have a meaningful impact and potentially better outcomes in behavioral health care. This presentation will offer tools for behavioral health professionals.

Learning Objectives:

Describe how systems of oppression such as racism and heterosexism create unique health disparities (e.g., addiction and behavioral health care inequities) encountered by LGBTQ+ People of Color. Individuals will also learn ways to increase their cultural humility in working with Queer People of Color.