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Body Image, Perception, and Health Support for Older LGBTQIA+ Adults

Resource Topic: Clinical Issues

Resource Subtopic: Behavioral Health, Diabetes.

Keywords: Access to Care, Education of - Staff (e.g., Competency-Based), Patient Education, Gender Identity, LGBTQIA+, Obesity, Older Adults (Elders/Elderly), Screening.

Year Developed: 2022

Resource Type: Archived Webinar.

Primary Audience: Clinicians
Secondary Audience: PCAs

Language(s): English

Developed by: National LGBTQIA+ Health Education Center at The Fenway Institute (See other resources developed by this organization).

Resource Summary: This National LGBTQIA+ Health Education Center and the National Center for Equitable Care for Elders (NCECE) webinar will examine the relationship between body image, perception, and healthy movement for overall health and diabetes prevention, particularly for older LGBTQIA+ adults. Expert panelists will present approaches for supporting LGBTQIA+ patients with their health goals as they age, provide strategies for developing LGBTQIA+ and body-affirming and inclusive environments for older adults, and share best practices for connecting older LGBTQIA+ patients to appropriate and affirming services aimed at improving health outcomes.

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $6,625,000 with 0 percentage financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government. For more information, please visit