Carrie Henning-Smith, PhD, MPH, MSW
Assistant Professor, Division of Health Policy & Management
University of Minnesota School of Public Health
Historically, and currently, the LGBTQ community has faced systematic discrimination and oppression, which can lead to poorer health outcomes and poorer access to health care. Much of this discrimination has been codified in policy and can also be addressed with policy solutions, making it important to understand the ways in which policy can hinder and harm vs. help health for LGBTQ individuals. Public health researchers and advocates are active in finding ways in which to improve LGBTQ health through policy efforts, but much more needs to be done. This class will provide an understanding of ways in which sexual orientation and gender identify are associated with health outcomes and health care access, ways in which policy impacts health, and avenues for public health professionals to improve LGBTQ health through policy action.
This non-credit course meets with the academic course PubH 7200-108 as part of the 2019 Public Health Institute.
For more information: sph.umn.edu/public-health-institute
At the end of this course student will be able to:
- Articulate ways in which sexual orientation and gender identity are associated with health outcomes
- Describe ways that policy has harmed LGBTQ health, as well as ways in which policy can be used to promote health equity across sexual orientation and gender identity
- Discuss and identify specific policy mechanisms at the local, state, and federal level that have been harmful and that could be helpful in promoting LGBTQ health
Registration & Cancellation
The registration fee for this course is $595. You will receive an email letter outlining program logistics two weeks prior to the start of the course.
Requests for refunds will be honored in full if a written cancellation request is received prior to the course start date. An administration fee of $50 will be charged to all refund requests received after the first day of class. The Centers for Public Health Education and Outreach (CPHEO) reserves the right to cancel any course. In the event of a course cancellation, registrants will receive a full refund of the program registration fee. CPHEO is not responsible for refund of travel or other costs incurred by registrants.
The Centers for Public Health Education and Outreach will provide a certificate of attendance verifying 1.5 CEUs (15 contact hours) offered for this program. This course is eligible for 15 CPH recertification credits.
All courses are approved for CPH Recertification Credits by the National Board of Public Health Examiners.
Contact & Questions
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