“We hope that most of the students who complete our program will go back to their places of employment and effectively advocate for the LGBT community by insisting on changing unequal institutional policies.”
– Dr. Stephen Forssell
Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals exist at a unique cross-section of our ever-changing healthcare landscape. With the inclusion of LGBT people as a population of focus in Healthy People 2020, the health concerns of this population have come to the forefront of medical, social and political thinking.
As such, it is imperative that leaders across professional disciplines be well trained and informed about the challenges faced by LGBT individuals when interacting with the healthcare system.
The LGBT Health, Policy & Practice Graduate Certificate Program at GW’s Columbian College of Arts and Sciences was developed in response to this need with the assistance and consultation of health care and policy professionals in the government and private industry. The first of its kind in applied LGBT health, the program trains current and future healthcare leaders on strategies for addressing LGBT health issues, reducing health disparities for LGBT people, and for moving the field forward toward a more inclusive, equitable state.
Gender Equality Initiative in International Affairs (GEIA)
Elliott School of International Affairs, GW
1957 E Street NW, Suite 501
Washington, DC 20052
Phone: +1 (202) 994-8483
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