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Vulnerability, Community, and Advancing the Legacy of Harvey Milk

May 22, is Harvey Milk Day! Harvey Milk gained fame for becoming the first openly gay elected official in California, serving on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors before his assassination in 1978. His activism in San Francisco culminated in his defeat of the Briggs Initiative (California State Proposition 6), which would have banned anyone …

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Paul David Terry, MNA
Co-editor of the Improving OUTcomes website and blog

Shea Hazarian
Improving OUTcomes coordinator and co-editor of the Improving OUTcomes website and blog

Edward J. Callahan, PhD
Professor Emeritus of Family and Community Medicine
Chair, Vice Chancellor’s LGBTQ+ Advisory Council

Improving OUTcomes 2017: Resources for You

The time is finally upon us: welcome to the Improving OUTcomes Leadership Summit, our third annual conference!

Shea Hazarian
Improving OUTcomes Coordinator
Co-editor, Improving OUTcomes website and blog

Paul David Terry, MNA
Co-editor, Improving OUTcomes website and blog

Edward J. Callahan, PhD
Professor Emeritus of Family and Community Medicine
Chair, Vice Chancellor’s LGBTQI Advisory Committee

A Guide to Our Speakers at Improving OUTcomes 2017

We recently profiled the speakers who will present at the Improving OUTcomes Leadership Summit. If you’ve been waiting to register until you know what they’ll be talking about, wait no more! Building Clinical Competence and Supporting Transgender Medical Care in the Primary Care Setting Michelle Famula, M.D. Dr. Famula’s presentation is focused on how a group …

Shea Hazarian
Improving OUTcomes Coordinator
Co-editor, Improving OUTcomes website and blog

Paul David Terry, MNA
Co-editor, Improving OUTcomes website and blog

Edward J. Callahan, PhD
Professor Emeritus of Family and Community Medicine
Chair, Vice Chancellor’s LGBTQI Advisory Committee

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Your Intersex 101 Resource Guide

This week, surgeon/YA author I. W. Gregorio and intersex advocate Emily Quinn visited us at UC Davis Health System to shed some light on the contentious relationship between intersex people and the institution of medicine. Gregorio and Quinn presented at the Department of Urology Grand Rounds on the intersection of intersex and medicine. Now that you …

Shea Hazarian
Improving OUTcomes coordinator and co-editor of the Improving OUTcomes website and blog.

Edward J. Callahan, PhD
Professor Emeritus of Family and Community Medicine
Chair, Vice Chancellor’s LGBTQI Advisory Committee

Paul David Terry, MNA
Co-editor of the Improving OUTcomes website and blog.

Intersex Awareness Day is October 26!

Every October 26 marks Intersex Awareness Day, a day which brings attention to intersex people and the specific disparities that they face. The Term Intersex According to the Intersex Society of North America (ISNA), intersex is a broad term for “a variety of conditions in which a person is born with a reproductive or sexual …

Shea Hazarian (pronouns: she/her/hers) is a Junior Specialist at the UC Davis School of Medicine and the Improving OUTcomes coordinator. She earned a BA in Sociology from the University of San Francisco and currently works to develop cultural competency initiatives at the UC Davis Health System.

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Steps Toward Social Wellness on Celebrate Bisexuality Day!

Now that you know the bisexuality basics, let’s lighten up the mood a little: September 23 is Celebrate Bisexuality Day! This day was first observed in 1999 to unite the bi community in a positive celebration. As stated last week, there are many harmful stereotypes surrounding the bi community, and this leads to disparities in health, as well …

Shea Hazarian (pronouns: she/her/hers) is a Junior Specialist at the UC Davis School of Medicine and the Improving OUTcomes coordinator. She has facilitated trainings for university staff and faculty to be effective allies to their LGBTQ+ students, with specific workshops for bisexual and pansexual student support.

#BiWeek is Coming! Bisexual Awareness Week

Are you aware that the week leading up to September 23rd is Bisexual Awareness Week? If you are a provider, you may have to ask your patient, “Who do you have sex with? Men, women, or both?” Some of your patients will inevitably say “Both.” These folks may identify as bisexual, pansexual, queer, fluid, or another …

Shea Hazarian (pronouns: she/her/hers) is a Junior Specialist at the UC Davis School of Medicine and the Improving OUTcomes coordinator. Fun fact: she came out to her mother at age 18 by identifying herself as bisexual in a scholarship award biography.

Promoting Equity and Diversity With Gender Inclusive Restrooms

In the Office for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, we agree that equity gives people access to the same opportunities, and having gender-neutral restrooms promotes equity and diversity at UC Davis.

Adrienne S. Lawson-Thompson, Ed.D. is the Director of Institutional Culture/Climate and Community Engagement in the Office of Equity, Diversity & Inclusion at the UC Davis Health System. In this role, she facilitates workshops involving equity and social change, restorative justice, and cultural and language diversity for faculty, staff, students and health practitioners.

Over 50 Years After the Compton’s Cafeteria Riot

Before Stonewall and Harvey Milk, there was Compton’s Cafeteria. Most people know a thing or two about the Stonewall Inn riots in New York City in June 1969, often considered to be the beginning of the LGBTQ+ rights movement. (Many Pride events are held in the last weekend in June to commemorate the anniversary of …

Shea Hazarian (pronouns: she/her/hers) is a Junior Specialist at the UC Davis School of Medicine and the Improving OUTcomes coordinator. She earned a BA in Sociology from the University of San Francisco and currently works to develop cultural competency initiatives at the UC Davis Health System.

Health Equality for All, One Step at a Time

Improving OUTcomes 2016 has drawn to a successful conclusion. We appreciate all of you who joined us for this nourishing conversation. But as we close the conference, we have to begin work on planning next year’s conference. How do people committed to a lifelong effort to accomplish health equity for all sustain their energy for …

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University of California, Davis Health System
Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Personnel
Professor of Family and Community Medicine
Chair, Vice Chancellor’s LGBTQI Advisory Committee