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Meeting the Healthcare Needs of LGBT Older Adults

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Kornhauser Library Auditorium

500 S. Preston Street

Louisville, KY 40202

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Presented by the Institute for Sustainable Health & Optimal Aging, this engaging session is designed for those in the mental health professions as well as primary care (medicine, nursing, dentistry). Community members are warmly welcomed to attend. This session is Grand Rounds for the Department of Family and Geriatric Medicine and CME will be provided. The Kent School of Social Work will provide Social Work CEU's. This session is part of the LGBT Health Certificate.

Participants will gain:

  • Knowledge of the unique challenges for aging LGBT people
  • Awareness of clinical and social needs of LGBT communities
  • Strategies professionals can employ to improve health and support for LGBT people, particularly older adults in this population

Presenter: Dr. Noell Rowan, Ph.D., LCSW, LCAS

Dr. Noell Rowan is Professor and Associate Director, School of Social Work, University of North Carolina Wilmington. She is the former Director of the BSW Program, Kent School of Social Work, University of Louisville (2007-2013). She earned BSW and MSW degrees from University of Georgia and Ph.D. in social work from University of Louisville/University of Kentucky joint program. She has authored more than 20 publications in the research areas of gerontology, LGBT populations, alcohol and other drug addictions, and interprofessional education. She is the recipient of several research, and teaching awards with the most recent being the Mit Joyner BPD and Age-SW Gerontology Leadership Award in 2015/2016.
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