Health Equity (HE): LGBTQ+ Online Course February 15th 2023


2/15/2023 – 3/29/2023

This course will take place on Wednesdays, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM MST. Last session (Live Learning Session #7) will be an extra 30 minutes (9-10:30 am).

You will be able to access online materials for the course beginning on February 1st, 2023. 


FREE for participants in our region (CO, MT, ND, SD, UT, WY) • $160 for participants outside our region. Wait-listing is free and if a spot becomes available, we will contact you for payment.

Primary Competency

Cultural Competency Skills


Ideal for: Public Health Professionals, Social Workers

Eliminating health disparities and improving health among Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) individuals is imperative to achieving health equity. This introductory online course is about understanding the issues - we will examine ourselves and work to better understand the experience of those in the LGBTQ community.

This seven-week online learning experience approaches the issue of LGBTQ health from multiple perspectives. It will provide information and an opportunity for personal reflection, and ends with an introduction to action steps public health and health care can take to improve health outcomes for LGBTQ individuals.



We use a flipped-classroom approach, so you’ll work through course content independently and then connect with a small cohort of peers weekly for live learning sessions that provide an opportunity to ask questions, share your knowledge, and learn from others.


  • Online course materials
  • 7 live sessions (Please put these sessions on your calendar)

COURSE SCHEDULE – Wednesdays, 9-10:00 am MST 

February 1stCourse shell opens
February 15thLive Learning Session 1 
February 22ndLive Learning Session 2
March 1stLive Learning Session 3
March 8thLive Learning Session 4
March 15thLive Learning Session 5
March 22ndLive Learning Session 6 
March 29th Live Learning Session 7 (extra half-hour, 9-10:30 am MST)


Successful completion of this course requires your participation in these sessions by video using a webcam or built-in camera on your device. Contact us if you need assistance accessing a webcam.

weekly Online Learning activities

Each week, you must complete assigned online learning activities that include reading and watching videos. There will also be a short assignment in preparation for each live learning session that should take about an hour to complete.

course ACCESS

Look for an email from us 2 weeks before your first live session with instructions on how to access the course online. If you don’t see an email (don’t forget to check your spam folder), email Make sure you sign in prior to your first live session to complete the required activities and ensure you know how to connect with your camera.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Self-Reflect: Examine individual biases about LGBTQ communities.
  • Know the Definitions: Develop a dictionary of terms related to sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression.
  • Explain Disparities: Summarize the health disparities experienced by LGBTQ individuals.
  • Know the Needs: Describe the unique needs of this population—and describe the consequences of bias and discrimination.
  • Put to Practice: Analyze workplace and community practices that promote or prevent bias and discrimination.
Length of Learning Opportunity
7.5 hours over 7 weeks
Registration Information

Click "register" to register for the course. You will need to log in or create an account. Please email with registration questions.

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