Diverse Elders Coalition Blog

March 25, 2019
Training the Aging Network to Provide Culturally Competent Care for LGBTQ Older Adults
By: Diverse Elders

The Center for Consumer Engagement in Health Innovation has published an issue brief, “Training the Aging Network to Provide Culturally Competent Care for LGBTQ Older Adults.”

The brief focuses on addressing barriers that impede Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) older adults from getting quality health care. It emphasizes the importance of training aging service providers on the unique needs of LGBTQ older adults in a culturally competent manner, describes SAGE’s cultural competency training program, SAGECare, and includes a case study of how this training helped one large provider organization, Visiting Nurse Service of New York (VNSNY).

The John A. Hartford Foundation’s Voices for Better Health grant to Community Catalyst provided support to collaborate and work with SAGE.

Our Member Organizations

National Asian Pacific Center on Aging
National Caucus and Center on Black Aging
National Hispanic Council on Aging
National Indian Council on Aging, Inc.
SAGE Advocacy & Services for LGBT Elders
Southeast Asia Resource Action Center