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July 2013 Webinars

"What's New in the National CLAS Standards?"

Wednesday, July 24, 2013, 3:00 PM -4:00 ET

The Office of Minority Health released the National Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) Standards in Health and Health Care on April 24, 2013 at the Kaiser Family Foundation's Barbara Jordan Conference Center in Washington, DC. Visit the Think Cultural Health website to view the Standards and download the Blueprint for guidance and implementation strategies. Watch a video of the event, featuring Dr. Howard Koh, Assistant Secretary for Health and Dr. J. Nadine Gracia, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Minority Health.


  • Darci L. Graves MPP, MA, MA, Senior Health Education and Policy Specialist
    Health Determinants & Disparities Practice, SRA International, Inc.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Define culture and health as detailed in the National CLAS Standards,
  • Describe the target audiences and intended recipients of the National CLAS Standards,
  • Describe key differences between the 2000 and 2013 iterations of the National CLAS Standards, and
  • Access resources on how to implement the National CLAS Standards.

Webinar recording



"Quality Healthcare for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender People: A Four-Part Cultural Competence Webinar Series"
Part 3: Clinical Skills for the Care of Transgender Individuals

Thursday, July 11, 2013 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM EDT

Building on the first two parts of GLMA’s cultural competence webinar series exploring the health concerns and healthcare of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people, Part 3 will focus on clinical skills for the care of transgender individuals, including behavioral health. The webinar will be framed using GLMA’s "Top Ten Things Transgender Persons Should Discuss with Their Health Providers," an evidence-based patient education resource. During this 90-minute webinar, the presenters will provide clinical best practices on salient health issues for the transgender population.

All are welcome to participate; however, if you did not participate in the first and second webinars in this series, you are highly encouraged to view them at: and


  • Becky Allison, MD, Cardiologist, Heart and Vascular Center of Arizona; Immediate Past President, GLMA
  • Randi Ettner, PhD, President, The New Health Foundation Worldwide; Board Member, World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH)

Learning Objectives

By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:
• Identify the top health issues transgender individuals should discuss with their provider and the provider should be able to care for with transgender patients/clients;
• Describe the general types of transgender hormonal and other medical management, modes of administration and follow-up monitoring;
• Define ways to improve a transgender individual’s ability to communicate effectively with healthcare providers; and
• Identify social and emotional issues that may adversely affect a transgender individual’s health and well-being.

Webinar recording


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