Basics of LGBTQ Affirming Care
This two hour long, free of charge, interactive training is designed for participants at any skill level to learn how to provide excellent, affirming care for LGBTQ patients. We will use an empathy-based and trauma informed care approach to discuss institutional barriers and health disparities experienced by LGBTQ communities. Our objectives will focus on techniques to mitigate these health disparities and advocate for health equity. Participants will walk away from this training with skills to create an affirming care environment, a deeper understanding of contemporary LGBTQ+ terminology (including use of affirming pronouns), and care considerations for working with transgender and gender diverse patients. 
Friday, September 25, 2020
9:00AM - 11:00AM
Friday, October 2, 2020
9:00AM - 11:00AM
Trainer: Andrew Miller, Health Education Trainer
Andrew (he/him/his) provides training, consultation, and capacity building assistance through Denver Health’s LGBTQ Center of Excellence. Specializing in Transgender and Gender Expansive affirming care, Andrew provides trainings spanning across medical systems, public health departments, academic settings, and community-based non-profit programming. After graduating with a Master’s in Multicultural Clinical Counseling in 2019, Andrew combined his over ten years of national LGBTQ training experience with his passion for creating accessible affirming clinical settings and has focused his work towards medical and public health settings. When not training, you can find Andrew in the mountains with his dog seeking after a new adventure!