Date: September 27, 2017 - Rescheduled
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Location: IPHCA Institute for Learning, 500 S. Ninth St., Springfield, Illinois
About The Training
This training will provide essential information about the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) and the Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming (TGNC) communities with emphasis on terminology, health disparities, best practices and standards of care for healthcare providers. It will also provide skills and increase comfortability of providers and patients facing staff when collecting sexual orientation and gender identity information.
This training is intended for FQHC staff members.
Cecilia Hardacker, RN, MSN-CNL , Director of Education, Howard Brown Health
Cecilia (Cec) began her nursing career at the age of 19, after she graduated from the University of Nebraska Medical Center, College of Nursing. She worked for three years in an inpatient setting for post-operative Orthopedics and Neurology patients at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Realizing that this was perhaps too much responsibility for a 22 year old, Cec left nursing to pursue other occupations including pastry chef, roofing, substance abuse counselor, house painter and printmaker, which is ultimately, what brought her to Illinois. She acquired a Bachelor’s of Fine Art at the University of Nebraska and a Master’s of Fine Art equivalent at Illinois State University.
From 1999 to 2011, she and her partner owned “Two Fish Art Glass”, a retail stained glass shop in Forest Park. The business closed and after much soul searching, Cec decided to go back to nursing and focus on education. After a year of reinstating her nursing license in both Nebraska and Illinois, she began her career change, eventually bringing her to the Howard Brown Health Center in 2011.
In her current role as Director of Education and HEALE Program Manager, she has provided cultural competency training, the Nurses’ Health Education about LGBT Elders (HEALE) curriculum, which focuses on the vulnerable elder LGBT community, to nurses and healthcare providers. Her team presents Nurses’ HEALE to academic centers, hospitals, nursing schools, Veteran’s Administration facilities, home health agencies and elder care facilities. The training has taken her team to sites throughout the Chicago area, Midwest region and the United States, in an effort to address the gaps in quality of care and disparities in health care across racial, ethnic and socioeconomic groups. Cec’s lectures provide the medical professional with cross-cultural skills to comprehend and tools to communicate effectively with these diverse and marginalized populations. Ultimately, the goal is to bring cultural awareness, humility, and responsiveness to healthcare providers that will improve health and wellness of LGBTQ patients they serve.
Regular Registration Rates:
IPHCA Members - $75/per attendee
Non-Members - $125/per attendee