The Michigan Public Health Institute and the MHA Keystone Center are hosting a webinar to illustrate the importance of data collection specific to LGBTQ+ patients. LGBTQ+ Informed Care: It Starts with Data is a free event and will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Aug. 19.
The current lack of data on LGBTQ+ patients leaves healthcare providers without the research needed to understand safety for these patients. To effectively address LGBTQ+ health issues and disparities, healthcare organizations need to collect patient demographic information securely and consistently. During this webinar, participants will differentiate data collection methods and processes for different generations of LGBTQ+ patient populations.
The event speakers will also discuss the significant amount of work that remains to protect LGBTQ+ Michiganders from discrimination in healthcare, particularly in rural and small-town communities.