LGBTQA Health Conference

June 14-15, 2017


Day One (June 14th)

9:00 AM – 9:30 AM

Registration and Coffee

9:30 AM – 9:45 AM

Introduction – Erin Molchany, Director, Southwest PA Regional Office of the Governor

9:45 AM – 10:30 AM

Opening Address – Dr. Rachel Levine, MD Physician General of PA

10:30 AM – 12:00 Noon

“Statewide and Regional Breakdown of LGBTQA Health Needs Assessment Results”

Presenter: Adrian Shanker, Bradbury Sullivan LGBT Community Center

12:00 Noon – 1:00 PM

Lunch provided

1:00 PM – 2:15 PM

“Using Research, Education and Advocacy to Implement Institutional Climate Change and Promote Health in LGBT Communities”

Presenter:  Dr. Kristen Eckstrand, MD, Ph.D

2:15 PM – 2:35 PM

Break/Vendors (beverage and snack)

2:35 PM – 4:30 PM

Part I: “LGBTQ Consumer Experiences”

Facilitator: Ted Hoover, PERSAD Center (40 minutes)

Part II: LGBTQ Health Services Strategy Session Expert Panel:

Addressing LGBTQ health disparities in socially disadvantaged and/or underserved areas.

This session will utilize a panel of experts to discuss strategies for engaging multiple sectors and community partners to generate a collective impact for LGBTQ populations in rural and other small community settings (Panel of rural and small community strategists) (60 minutes)

Facilitator: Dave Saunders, PA DOH Office of Health Equity

Day Two (June 15th)

8:00 AM – 8:30 AM

Breakfast (provided) and Vendors in Atrium

8:30 AM – 9:30 AM

 “Providing Quality Care, Forming Alliances and Monitoring and Managing Biases to Reduce Health Disparities”

Presenter:  Amy Shanahan, MS, CADC, Clinical Administrator Addiction Medicine Services, WPIC, UPMC

9:30 AM – 11:00 AM

 “Addressing LGBTQA Health Disparities: special emphasis on tobacco and health”

Presenter: Dr. Scout, Ph.D,  National LGBTQ Health Expert

11:00 AM – 11:15 AM

Brief Break

11:15 AM- 12:15 PM

“Designing  Welcoming Services  and Improving Health Practices”

Presenter:  Joanne Goodall, CRNP, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh

12:15 PM – 1:00 PM

Lunch provided

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

“Motivational Interviewing : A Guide for Hopeful Engagement”

Presenter:  Dr. Antoine Douaihy, MD, Senior Academic Director, Addiction Medicine Services, WPIC, UPMC

2:00PM -2:30 PM

Conference Wrap Up


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