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.

October 2016 LGBTQ+ History Month

UC Davis Health LGBTQ+ History Month Events Tuesday, October 4, 2016 | 12-1pm, Rm 3207 An Intro to LGBT History in the United States Thursday, October 6, 2016 | 12-1pm, Rm 2206 Trans Hormone Therapy Monday, October 10, 2016 | 6-8pm, Rm 1222 Film Screening: L Word Mississippi: Hate The Sin Tuesday, October 11, 2016 …

October is LGBT History Month

October 1st marks the beginning of LGBT History Month – a celebration across the nation that highlights leaders and achievements in the LGBTQ+ community. The original idea came from a teacher from St. Louis over 20 years ago and is now a nationally recognized, month-long display of the challenges and achievements in queer culture. But …

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.

Splash of paint in pink, purple and blue over a white background

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 …

175p CallahanEdward J. Callahan, PhD
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

Introducing Our LGBTQI Health Resources Map

In anticipation of our 2016 conference this week, we’re excited to unveil our newest project: the LGBTQI Health Resources Map! Borne of the need for a far-reaching statewide source of information, we hope that this map will provide a bridge between the many regional networks that provide competent and compassionate care, as well as between …

Special thanks to Paul David Terry, Shea Hazarian, Kylie Blume, Tristan Boyer, Manpreet Kaur, and Page Design Group for their tremendous help in developing this map.

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.

Highlights from Improving OUTcomes 2015

Check out our brilliant presenters from last year! We are so fortunate to name so many colleagues who fully commit their work to LGBTQI health care.

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.