Last Friday, March 30th, the nearly 400 people came together for the 2012 Meaningful Care Conference in Portland. This was the effort of a group of LGBTQ-focused community programs who joined together to promote cultural competency for health care and social service providers working with members of the the LGBTQ community. This conference represents a key step in local efforts to improve health care utilization, satisfaction, and outcomes for LGBTQ communities through expanding access to culturally competent care.
Basic Rights Oregon was proud to join sponsors like the Cascade AIDS Project, the Fred Miller and Karla Wenzel Fund of Equity Foundation, Kaiser Permanente NW, Legacy Health System, the Multnomah County Health Department, the Northwest Health Foundation, OHSU, Oregon Health Authority Office of Equity and Inclusion, Oregon Primary Care Association, Our House of Portland, Outside In, Partnership Project, the Quest Center for Integrative Health, and more.
Learn more about the conference and the coordinating organization, the LGBTQ Health Coalition of the Columbia Willamette, at oregonlgbtqhealth.org.