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The Fight for Reproductive Justice and Combating Disparities in LGBTQI+ Health Care

This is a two-part, in-person CE Class from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (6 hours of CE credits). If you’re a UC nurse, an extra hour will be available from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Participants must be in attendance all day to receive the full 6 CEU CE credits, even if they have taken one of the classes prior to the sign-up date.


Part 1: The Fight for Reproductive Justice

Description

Life-saving reproductive health care is under attack. In this class, we will discuss how the current assault on women’s and gender oppressed people’s reproductive freedom and bodily autonomy fits within the wider history of reproductive health and health care in the U.S. The course will review the overwhelming evidence that reproductive health care is life-saving care, and it will examine the health disparities that highlight the need for nurses to advocate for health justice, gender justice, and racial justice simultaneously. Finally, we will discuss why resisting current attacks on reproductive health care is essential to advancing wider efforts to protect democracy and to advance health and economic justice.

Objectives

  • Identify historical and contemporary instances of reproductive oppression in the U.S. and the threat it poses to patients’ health
  • Identify evidence that reproductive care is safe and essential health care
  • Articulate how reproductive justice connects with other forms of patient advocacy and movements for social and economic justice
  • Explain how nurses can advocate for reproductive justice

Instructor: Anna Carella


Part 2: Queering Care: How Nurses can Combat Disparities in LGBTQI+ Health and Health Care

Description

This course will examine the unmet health needs and unique health care disparities faced by LGBTQI+ people in the U.S. We will focus on the impacts of institutional discrimination, clinical pathologization, and criminalization on both individual patients and at the public health level. Using the most up-to-date evidence and data, the class will analyze how gender and sexuality interact as social determinants of health, as well as debunk misinformation regarding the care and treatment of LGBTQI+ patients. We will consider the current wave of anti-LGBTQ legislation, and more specifically, how recent restrictions on life-saving health care for transgender people exacerbate health disparities, systemic barriers to care, and poor health outcomes.

Within this context, the course reviews the ongoing struggle for LGBTQI+ health justice and how it is a necessary piece of the larger struggle for health equity. As clinicians and patient advocates, nurses have an important role in that struggle and a unique opportunity to resist institutional discrimination, combat misinformation and political attacks, and help safeguard equitable care for LGBTQI+ patients.

Objectives

  • Identify health and health care disparities faced by LGBTQI+ people in the U.S.
  • Analyze how the oppression of gender and sexuality affects health outcomes
  • Articulate the role nurses can play in the fight for LGBTQI+ health justice

Instructor: Kel Montalvo-Quiñones


Dates and Locations

Tuesday, March 12, 2024
DoubleTree by Hilton Fresno Convention Center
2233 Ventura Street
Fresno, CA. 93721

Thursday, March 14, 2024
Bakersfield Marriott at the Convention Center
801 Truxtun Avenue
Bakersfield, CA 93301

Monday, March 25, 2024
Sheraton Grand Sacramento
1230 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

Thursday, March 28, 2024
San Mateo Marriott
1770 S Amphlett Blvd.
San Mateo, CA 94402

Tuesday, April 23, 2024
Hilton Santa Cruz/Scotts Valley
6001 La Madrona Dr.
Santa Cruz, CA 95060


Please note: CNA/NNOC/NNU is taking all necessary precautions to ensure the safety and health of nurses, our patients, and our communities during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. All in-person course participants are required to be fully vaccinated, wear masks while indoors, and practice social distancing to the extent possible.

CE courses are free to National Nurses United members. Classes are only offered to direct-care and staff RNs.

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