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Grand Rounds: Eliminating Disparities and Advancing Equity in LGBTQ+ Communities


By Veenod Chulani, MD, MSEd, FAAP, FSAHM , Chief, Section of Adolescent Medicine, Phoenix Children’s Hospital and Clinical Associate Professor, Univ. of Arizona College of Medicine, Phoenix Department of Child Health

Objectives (Educational Content) :

1. Recognize prevalence of LGBTQ identification among U.S. adolescents and adults. 2. Explain gender and sexual stigma and chronic minority stress and its impact on the developmental trajectories, lived experiences and health of LGBTQ youth. 3. Describe an affirmative, trauma-informed and strength-based clinical approach to caring for and promoting health equity for LGBTQ youth.

Target Audience:

General pediatricians, family physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, social workers, psychologists, and nurses.

Identified Gap:

New advances in promoting health and wellbeing for the LGBTQ community.

Estimated Time to Complete the Educational Activity:

1 hour(s)

Expiration Date for CE/CME Credit:


Method of Participation in the Learning Process:

The learner will view the presentation, successfully complete a post-test and complete an activity evaluation.

Evaluation Methods:

All learners must successfully complete a post-test, as well as an activity evaluation, to claim CE/CME credit.


The speaker, Veenod Chulani, MD, has returned the disclosure form indicating there are no relevant financial or other relationships with any commercial interests.

Accreditation Statement:

Children’s Hospital Medical Center of Akron is accredited by the Ohio State Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CHMCA designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit TM.  Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


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