Health Equity (HE): LGBTQ+ Online Course


In our quest for health equity, empowering Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ+) individuals and improving their well-being are non-negotiable. This updated introductory course is about understanding the issues; over seven weeks, we will examine ourselves and work together to better understand the experiences of those in the LGBTQ+ community.

Ideal For Public health Professionals who want to: 

  • Learn more about the health of the LGBTQ+ community. 
  • Increase their understanding of the health disparities faced by LGBTQ+ individuals. 
  • Learn how to address bias in the delivery of public health services to LGBTQ+ communities. 
At the core of this course is the commitment to promote health equity and inclusivity for all. We believe that understanding the diverse identities within the LGBTQ+ community and the impact of social determinants of health is vital in reducing health disparities.


  • FREE to participants in Region VIII (CO, UT, WY, MT, ND, SD).
  • $160 for participants outside our region.

What to Expect

In our flipped-classroom approach, you will actively engage with course content on an individual basis, while also building valuable connections with a small group of peers during weekly live learning sessions. To achieve this, we ask that you participate in the live learning sessions by video using a webcam or built-in camera on your device. While we value collaboration, we encourage you to join independently, even if your coworkers are taking the course.

This Course Will Take 7 Weeks to Complete

  • 2 weeks before the first live session, you will have access to the online materials.
  • Week 1: No Live Learning Session - Introduction and Activities online.
  • Week 2: Live Learning Session 1 (1.5 hours)
  • Week 3: Live Learning Session 2 (1 hour)
  • Week 4: Live Learning Session 3 (1 hour)
  • Week 5: Live Learning Session 4 (1 hour)
  • Week 6: Live Learning Session 5 (1 hour)
  • Week 7: Live Learning Session 6 (1.5 hours)
Successful completion of this course requires you to complete 80% of the required learning activities in Brightspace and attend and participate in 4 of the live learning sessions.

Weekly Online Learning Activities

Each week, you will have a mix of online learning activities to complete, such as reading articles, watching videos, participating in discussions, and completing short assignments. These activities should take about an hour to complete and should be finished prior to each live learning session.

Course Access

The course will materials will be available 2 weeks before the first live session. You will receive additional instructions at that time. If you don’t see an email (don’t forget to check your spam folder), please contact us at 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.

Successful Completion

To earn a Certificate of Completion, you must complete the following:

  • Attend 4 out of the 6 live sessions. 
  • complete 80% of the required learning activities in Brightspace.
  • Complete the post-course evaluation.

Learning Objectives

  1. Apply the concepts of health equity and social determinants of health to the LGBTQ+ population.
  2. Analyze the role of stigma in influencing health outcomes for LGBTQ+ individuals.
  3. Reflect on your own biases and how they may impact your work with LGBTQ+ individuals.
  4. Develop a cultural humility framework for working with LGBTQ+ individuals.

Length of Learning Opportunity

14 hours over 7 weeks

Primary Competency

Cultural Competency Skills

We strive to host inclusive and accessible events that enable all individuals, including those with disabilities to engage fully. Please let us know of any accommodations that will assist your full participation.

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You will be contacted within 2 business days with additional information.