Posted: April 29, 2015

The Tulane Society for Sexuality, Health, and Gender (TSSHaG): Improving LGBTQ Cultural Competency at a Higher Education Institution - Where Are We Now?

Description

The Tulane Society for Sexuality, Health and Gender (TSSHaG) was formed in 2013 by students seeking to improve the Tulane Public Health community's awareness and understanding of cultural and health-related LGBTQ issues. Over the past two years, TSSHaG has worked to create a public health forum that works at the intersection of health, gender, and sexuality, with a particular focus on their relevance to marginalized communities. This presentation will outline the progress of TSSHaG as one model for improving LGBTQ cultural competency at a higher education institution by reviewing the 2013/2014 and 2014/2015 school year data on LGBTQ cultural competency at Tulane's School of Public Health along with the advances made in terms of advocacy, seminars, social gatherings, and partnerships with other student organizations. TSSHaG conducts annual needs assessments on LGBTQ cultural competency.

Keywords

Public Health, Population Health, Health Equity Research, Diversity, Education, Public Health Sciences, Inclusion, LGBT Health, Student-Driven Learning

Authors

Ali Talan, MSc, Tulane University School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine

Jennifer L. Glick, MPH, Tulane University School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine

Susannah L. Anderson, MPH, Tulane University School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine

Carolyn B. Drake, BA, Tulane University School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine

Camilla S. Claiborn, BA, Tulane University School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine


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