- Distinguish between sexual orientation and gender identity / expressions and identity terminology currently being used
- Identify and promote protective factors for sexual minorities
- List knowledge, attitudes and skills needed to create a safe and inclusive environment
Date: September 21, 2016
Phil McCabe, CSW, CAS
Rutgers School of Public Health and Rutgers School of Nursing
Public health emergency response activities, including disaster response such as sheltering, are a core function of local and state governmental public health. It is important that public health professionals recognize the unique needs of the many community groups they serve. With an emphasis on cultural competency, this session addresses the unique needs of the LGBTQ community, and suggests ways in which public health can work to provide a safe environment for members of that community during disasters.