LGBTQA Health Conference

June 14-15, 2017


Day One (June 14th)

9:00 AM – 9:30 AM

Registration and Light Refreshments

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)

Panel Organizations:

George Washington University LGBT Health Policy and Practice Center

Northwest PA Rural AIDS Alliance

PA Department of Health, Division of Tobacco Prevention and Control


Project Silk

Washington County Gay Straight Alliance

Facilitator: Dave Sanders, 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

Introduction – Dr. Loren Robinson, Deputy Secretary for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention at PA Department of Health

“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

Introduction – Judy Ochs, Director, PA Department of Health, Division of Tobacco Prevention and Control

“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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