About the LGBTQ+ Health Summit
The LGBTQ+ Health Summit educates and activates the health sciences community on LGBTQ+ health and creates new pathways to serve LGBTQ+ communities.
The summit reinvigorates LGBTQ+-identified healthcare professionals, students and community members in finding community and support in practice, and it promotes the use of up-to-date, best practices to improve LGBTQ+ health outcomes.
Over 600 healthcare providers, nurses, students, and community members participated in the School of Nursing’s LGBTQ+ Health Summit in 2021.
“This summit provided an excellent space to examine the ways in which our medical care systems are working for or against LGBTQ+ populations, and to collaboratively brainstorm ways to improve access for the state’s LGBTQ+ community.”Rachel Goldberg, Public Health Madison & Dane County
The School of Nursing’s first annual LGBTQ+ Health Summit aimed to educate current and future providers to provide better care for LGBTQ+ patient populations as well as to inform community members about this population’s unique healthcare needs.
More Diversity & Inclusion Events
Join our health science community for a series of free workshops and conversations focused on topics related to equity, diversity and inclusion that deeply impact our work and our practice. The series meets online, and registration is required for each workshop.
The 2021 Littlefield Lecture. “Nurse Advocacy, Social Justice, and Health Equity: A Call to Action” live streamed Oct. 20 with ANA President Dr. Ernest J. Grant, PhD, RN, FAAN. The annual lecture series highlights nurse leaders and reflect the complexity of health care, changing and aging populations, scientific discoveries, innovations, and more.
The Native Nations Nursing Summit, held in November, focuses on educating nurses about the public health needs of Wisconsin Native communities while highlighting the use of an integrated team model in healthcare. Registration is open for the 7th annual summit, which takes place online November 19, 2021.
“There are providers out there that want to do better, but they don’t know how. That’s where educational opportunities like this can provide the opportunity for providers to ask questions and learn more about how to respond to their LGBTQ+ patients.”Beth Alleman, BSN ’19
In support of improving patient care, the University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
See individual activities on the UW-Madison Interprofessional Continuing Education’s learning portal for credit designation statements and additional information.