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  • Join the Greater San Diego LGBT Health & Wellness Referral Network
    LGBT persons have a long standing history of experiences with bias, oppression and discrimination. These experiences have also permeated the healthcare system resulting in treatment seeking avoidance and, delays or inadequate care that contributes to health disparities. A culturally competent healthcare provider/system understands the special health care needs of the LGBT community and therefore contributes to an improvement in health and well-being. The GSDBA has formed the Greater San Diego LGBT Health & Wellness Referral Network (HWRN) as a resource to the LGBT community looking for providers who can provide a safe, culturally competent and inclusive environment to optimize their health and well-being.

  • Benefits of Becoming HWRN Certified Benefits of Becoming HWRN Certified

    • Increased credibility with the LGBT health and wellness consumer.
    • Ability to network and refer to other certified providers.
    • Increased visibility in the LGBT community via the LGBT Consumer & Business Directory (print, online, mobile).
    • Access to a network of provider’s specially trained in LGBT related care.
  • Inclusion Criteria Inclusion Criteria

    1. Must be a GSDBA Member Join Now
    2. Three 1 hour on-demand webinars
    3. Video“To Treat Me, You Have to Know Who I Am”
    4. Successfully pass the LGBT Cultural Competency Exam (80%)
    5. Patient/client non-discrimination policy
    6. Inclusive language on forms (required)
    7. Current license/certification (consistent with professional requirements)
    8. No current actions against license/certification
  • Top Health Issues for LGBT Populations Information & Resource Kit Top Health Issues for LGBT Populations Information & Resource Kit

    Equips prevention professionals, healthcare providers, and educators with information on current health issues among lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) populations. Includes an overview of terms related to gender identity and sexual expression.

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