Category: Diversity and Inclusion

Strategic Skill Area

Immigration and Health Disparities: Beyond Acculturation
Permanent Resident

Course Objective

  • Discuss the possible explanations for the apparent deterioration in health over time among immigrants within and across generations.
  • Explain the apparent deterioration of health over time among immigrants through incorporating the role of social context.
  • Describe how a life course approach could contribute to the study of immigrant health.

Date: March 3, 2015

Lisa M. Bates, ScD
Assistant Professor, Epidemiology
Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health

In this webinar, Dr. Bates presents an overview of how immigration status affects health outcomes in the United States using the research surrounding the concept “acculturation.”

Structural Stigma and the Health of Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Populations
People Blocks

Course Objective

  • Define structural stigma as it compares with stigma based on individual-level perceptions or interpersonal experiences.
  • Describe the methodological approaches used to study relationships between structural stigma and Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual (LGB) health.
  • Describe the research evidence regarding the health consequences of exposure to structural stigma among LGB populations.

Date: February 3,2015

Mark L. Hatzenbueler, PhD
Associate Professor of Sociomedical Sciences, Co-Director of the Center for the Study of Social Inequalities and Health
Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health

In this webinar, participants are given an overview of structural stigma and how it affects the health of LGBT populations.

Health and Wellness of the LGBT Communities
Colorful Balloons in Shape of Rainbow

Course Objective

  • Identify three public health problems faced disproportionately by one of the LGBT populations
  • List three LGBT-specific factors that can improve such populations’ interaction with the US healthcare system

Date: December 6,2014

Philip T. McCabe CSW, CAS, CDVC, DRCC
Social Worker, Rutgers University School of Public Health, Office of Public Health Practice.

In 2013, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) included a question on sexual orientation in the National Health Interview Survey. Based on a year of data collection, they issued a report entitled“Sexual Orientation and Health among U.S. Adults: National Health Interview Survey, 2013. Building upon this, in November 2014, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released “Advancing LGBT Health and Well Being,”which also contains the department’s 2015 priorities. This seminar will review recent federal recommendations to help improve health outcomes for underserved LGBT populations.

Region 2 Public Health Training Center