Person-Centered Care of the LGBTQ+ Community: Enhancing Safe and Equitable Care


Ben Greene is an educator, advocate and author. As a transgender man, he uses storytelling and public speaking to educate others with kindness and empathy to empower active allies of the LGBTQ+ community. Ben will be sharing his journey as it relates to inclusivity in the health and human services arena.

Dr. Kathy Andresen, DNP, MPH, RN, CNE is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Practice in Nursing at the University of West Florida. Through her journey of completing her MPH at St. Ambrose University, she continued her passion in public health advocacy work in creating the LGBTQ+ Curriculum Toolkit for Educators of Healthcare Professionals.

Tammy Moran, MS-PAS, PA-C is a lecturer in the Master of Physician Assistant Studies program at St. Ambrose University. She specializes in women's health, sexual health and LGBTQIA+ care.

WHEN: November 6, 2023

WHERE: St Ambrose University Rogalski Ballroom  Click HERE for Our Location and Campus Map

1:30-230 pm Ben Greene, Educator, Activist, Resource

2:45 – 3:45 Dr. Kathy Andresen, DNP, MPH, RN, CNE & Tammy Moran, MS, -PAS, PA-C

Through the lens of providing person-centered care, this program focuses on creating awareness among current and future healthcare providers in the health and wellness of the LGBTQ+ community. The second hour of the program gives practical guidance and supports innovative methods for incorporating a variety of existing tools related to enhancing cultural humility and meeting interprofessional cultural competencies within the care of the LGBTQ+ community. This hour is specifically for health and human service educators and leaders.

Global Objectives 1. Define key words and phrases in the care of the transgender patient 2. Recognize the impacts of non-inclusive care on LGBTQ+ patients. 3. Apply person-centered care in practice of the care of the LGBTQ+ patient. 4. The learner will recognize knowledge, skills, and attitude barriers in delivering curriculum content to support the care of the LGBTQ+ population. 5. The learner will acknowledge one or more interventions that can be included in healthcare provider education programs to decrease disparate health outcomes in the LGBTQ+ population.