Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) Cultural Competency Training

Keystone First Community HealthChoices (CHC) understands how important trust and a positive relationship between a patient and their health care provider can be to reducing barriers to care. For members of the LGBTQ community, encountering discrimination and societal stigma increase the risk of poor physical and mental health outcomes.

With an aim to increase sensitivity, awareness, and knowledge, and to help decrease potential disparities, ongoing cultural competency training and resources will be offered on this page. Please check often for updated information and trainings.

The following sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) courses are offered through the National LGBTQIA+ Health Education Center, a program of the Fenway Institute, for no-cost continuing medical education (CME) credits.The course topics include:

  • General SOGI health care education.
  • Elder and aging SOGI health education.
  • Transgender, nonbinary, and gender-affirming health education.
  • SOGI health care education for racial and ethnic minorities.

Please note: To receive CME credit for the course listed below, you must be registered as a user at https://www.lgbthealtheducation.org/ and complete the evaluation of the course while logged into your user account.

To earn free CME credits, you may take any of the following courses being offered through the National LGBTQIA+ Health Education Center, a program of the Fenway Institute. The course topics include:

Elder and aging SOGI health education

The purpose of this section is to educate providers on topics relevant to caring for aging and elder members of the SOGI population.

Course titles

LGBT Aging: Change, Challenge and Resilience

LGBT Aging 101: What You Need To Know About Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Older Adults and Caregivers

Caring for LGBT Older Adults