Diversity Seminar Series Launches with Talk on Improving Health Care for LGBT Patients

Join us to learn about LGBT health care concerns and experiences and gain insight on improving their care.

Improving health care for LGBT patients will be the inaugural topic of the University of Arizona College of Medicine and its Office of Diversity & Inclusion Diversity Seminar Series taking place on Monday, October 21 at 4 p.m., in DuVal Auditorium.

Students, faculty, staff and representatives of the University of Arizona Health Network are invited to attend the free seminar. Light refreshments will be served.

Snowdon was founding director of the Center for LGBT Health and Equity at the University of California San Francisco, for 14 years the nation’s only LGBT office in a health care or health education setting. She has provided LGBT health training and consulting for hundreds of hospitals, health professional schools, and other health organizations throughout the country, and she has convened numerous LGBT health conferences. She has also written extensively on LGBT health, and served as project adviser for The Joint Commission’s LGBT Field Guide (2011). In previous work, Snowdon was executive director of a national women’s health group, an urban domestic violence agency, a citywide training program for ex-inmates, and a regional environmental center. She was also editor/publisher of the national publication Sojourner, and has been widely published on LGBT and women’s issues.

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion, formerly the Office of Outreach and Multicultural Affairs, is committed to fostering diversity and inclusion in health care and the Diversity Seminar Series is being launched to provide resources and insight into diverse issues in access to and the delivery of health care.

For more information, call (520) 621-0235 or email diversity@medicine.arizona.edu.