Category: inclusivity

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

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 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.

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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.

What’s the Deal With Gender Pronouns?

Hello, blogosphere! My name is Shea, I work at the UC Davis School of Medicine, and my gender pronouns are she/her/hers.

Shea Hazarian is an Academic Programs Analyst at UC Davis Health and the Improving OUTcomes Conference coordinator. She earned a BA in Sociology from the University of San Francisco and currently works to develop multiple LGBTQ+ health initiatives at the Health System.