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4th Annual Opportunity Conference: Advancing LGBTQ & HIV Health Equity - Professional Day

JustUs Health

Monday, April 20, 2020 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (CDT)

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The 4th Annual Opportunity Conference is one of the largest LGBTQ health conferences in the Midwest. Join us April 20, 2020 for this year’s Opportunity Conference – Advancing LGBTQ & HIV Health Equity - Professional Day.


PROFESSIONAL DAY - MONDAY, APRIL 20

This day of the conference offers policy makers, practitioners and service providers an opportunity to learn how to advance LGBTQ health equity from industry leaders through workshops and breakout discussions. The curriculum for this event is pending approval for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from the Minnesota Medical Association, in addition to six (6) credits from the Minnesota Board of Social Work.

Monday, April 20 will focus on education and discussion for service providers and professionals interested in earning continuing education credit. This portion of the conference will be held at the Earle Brown Heritage Center in Brooklyn Park, MN. 

Nationally there are very few LGBTQ focused conferences and an even smaller number of those focus on health and health policies for LGBTQ communities and people who are living with HIV and/or AIDS. Previous Opportunity Conferences offered rare opportunities for health providers and practitioners, researchers, and policy makers to come together to address the broad array of disparities experienced by these communities in the Midwest.

The schedule will include plenary keynote speaking opportunities and up to 20 concurrent sessions on a wide range of LGBTQ and HIV health related topics.

The anticipated attendance is 300 individuals from a variety of professions including medicine, nursing, social work, psychology, counseling, case management, addiction support, spiritual care, advocacy, education, and rehabilitative services as well as policymakers and advocates for systems change.

Participants will develop strategies to: improve care through evidence-based clinical practices, improve care through evidence-based clinical practices, improve climates for LGBTQ patients and clients through policy, system and environmental change, assess current health and human service systems changes at federal/state/county levels and define LGBTQ health disparities based on new/emerging data. For those new to this work, there will be introductory sessions available.

The host organization, JustUs Health is an LGBTQ health advocacy and HIV-supportive services organization located in Minnesota. The mission of JustUs Health is to work for equitable health care access and outcomes for people who experience injustice at the intersection of health status and identity. Our work is centered on individuals and communities at risk of and living with HIV or facing barriers to equitable health care access and outcomes because of their identity as gender, sexual and/ or racial minorities. Learn more about us at JustUsHealth.org

The conference is supported by a Planning Committee consisting of community advocates and representatives from: JustUs Health, United HealthGroup, Mayo Clinic, University of St. Catherine, Essentia Health, CentraCare Health, Medica and more. http://opportunityconference.org/

Sponsorships

If you are interested or have questions about sponsorship for the 2020 Opportunity Conference, please contact Sarah Coen-Frei at 612-300-8007 or sarah.coen-frei@justushealth.org

COMMUNITY DAY - SATURDAY, APRIL 18 - NEW IN 2020!

For the first time, we have added a community day which will allow for members of the LGBTQ community and people living with HIV or AIDS to participate in in workshops and breakout discussions on a variety of health equity topics.
Visit 
https://www.justushealth.org/OpportunityConference for more information.

 

Have questions about 4th Annual Opportunity Conference: Advancing LGBTQ & HIV Health Equity - Professional Day? Contact JustUs Health

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Earle Brown Heritage Center
6155 Earle Brown Drive
Brooklyn Center, MN 55430

Monday, April 20, 2020 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (CDT)


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JustUs Health | Our mission is to work for equitable health care access and outcomes for people who experience injustice at the intersection of health status and identity.  Learn more about us atJustUsHealth.org

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