Honoring Lesbian Visibility Day

All women have specific healthcare needs, but lesbians are at higher risk for certain health conditions than other woman. Every April 26th marks Lesbian Visibility Day, and to honor this day we have an overview of the importance of lesbian health and resources for healthful living.

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

Paul David Terry, MNA
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

Navigating Burnout: Planning for Social Settings

This is our second post in our series Navigating Burnout. In this session, we will look at how to handle fatigue in social settings This post-election season brought many concerns around LGBTQ+ wellness under the next presidential administration. We had hoped Health Equality for All and universal human dignity would win this election and continue …

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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 LGBTQI Advisory Committee

Navigating Burnout: LGBTQ+ Self-Care Planning for Patients and Professionals

Gatherings with our families and at work are ongoing opportunities to deepen social connections throughout the year, extended by our Facebook feeds and online media. With the shift in Washington, D.C., conversations have swiftly centered on the questionable change among marginalized populations. And while festivities are intended to create camaraderie, some are finding these events …

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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 LGBTQI Advisory Committee

Improving OUTcomes 2017 Summit: Leading Through Uncertainty in LGBTQ+ Healthcare

We’re excited to announce that registration for our third annual Improving OUTcomes Leadership Summit on March 25, 2017 is now open! This past year was an important time of growth for Improving OUTcomes: we launched our health resources map, held our first sponsored Grand Rounds presentation, and had a successful 2016 Conference. With a new …

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Professor Emeritus of Family and Community Medicine
Chair, Vice Chancellor’s LGBTQ+ Advisory Council

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

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

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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!

October 26 marks the 20th annual Intersex Awareness Day, which aims to bring awareness to intersex people and the specific disparities that they face. But first: what does intersex mean? 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 …

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.

October is LGBT History Month

This Saturday, October 1 marks the beginning of LGBT History Month, showcasing the leaders and achievements in the LGBTQ+ community by increasing visibility and participation through events in schools across our nation. LGBT History Month has been celebrated for over 20 years in the United States, a concept developed by a teacher from St. Louis. …

Paul David Terry, MNA is the Interim Director of Communications at UC Davis Integrative Medicine and co-editor of the Improving OUTcomes website and blog. He serves on the Vice Chancellor’s LGBTQI Advisory Council and is a past presenter for the Improving OUTcomes Conference, contributing workshops on strateges that reach and engage online LGBTQI patients and communities.

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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: Friday, 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 …

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.