Network of the National Library of Medicine New England Region (NNLM NER) Repository

UMMS Affiliation

Network of the National Library of Medicine, New England Region; Lamar Soutter Library

Publication Date

2020-05-28

Document Type

Presentation

Contract Cycle

2016-2021

Disciplines

Library and Information Science | Public Health

Abstract

LGBTQ+ individuals face barriers in accessing healthcare as a result of discrimination, misunderstanding, and fear. Consequently, many LGBTQ+ individuals do not regularly access appropriate and timely care. Our goal is to create welcoming, safe and informed spaces for LGBTQ+ individuals to reliably access the information and the care that they need. This session explores the health information needs of the LGBTQ+ community and the benefits of LGBTQ+ focused cultural competency/humility. We will identify electronic, print, and other resources for building quality LGBTQ+ health information collections and reference materials. We will discuss ideas for outreach strategies to the LGBTQ+ community.

Keywords

LGBTQ+, health disparities, consumer health

Rights and Permissions

Copyright 2020 Malachowski

DOI of Published Version

10.13028/9nm4-xa11

Journal/Book/Conference Title

2020 Connecticut Library Association Virtual Conference

Share

COinS