Special Constituency Resources


MINORITY/LGBTQI POSTER CONTEST
The ACOFP Minority/LGBTQI Health and Wellness Committee invites all osteopathic students and family medicine residents to participate in the inaugural Poster Contest. All posters must highlight the activities and issues related to eliminating health disparities with the emphasis on LGTBQI populations and minority populations by providing education, resources and awareness to colleagues and patients.

These minority populations include: African Americans, Latinos, Asian Americans, Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders, American Indians and Native Alaskans


MONETARY AWARDS, PLAQUES & CERTIFICATES
1st Place: Plaque, Certificate and $500
2nd Place: Certificate and $250
3rd Place: Certificate and $150


INSTRUCTIONS FOR PREPARING POSTERS
Below you will find the criteria for evaluation of posters submitted. The evaluation criteria are listed in order of relative importance.

  • The first author must be an osteopathic medical student or family medicine resident.
  • The poster must be original and not previously submitted to a national ACOFP contest.
  • The poster may not be longer than 1,500 words (not including abstract.)
  • Poster must be IRB-approved if research was conducted.


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    The submission deadline to apply is March 1, 2018.

     


     

    Minority/LGBTQI - Health & Wellness
    The ACOFP has developed a Minority/LGBTQI Health and Wellness Committee with the mission to eliminate health disparities with the emphasis on minority and LGBTQI populations by providing education, resources and awareness to colleagues and patients.


    "Our goals are as diverse as we are - our hope is to address the health care needs of people,
    not of a category of people but the needs of an individual."



    LESBIAN, GAY, BI-SEXUAL, TRANSGENDER, & QUESTIONING (LGBTQ) & MINORITY POPULATIONS

    The Minority/LGBTQI Health & Wellness Committee recognizes that some segments of our patient population are not getting the health care they deserve because of the stigma and discrimination they feel in the health care arena.


    To do this, we will start with developing a source that physicians can use to direct patients needing specific health services.

    • We will strive to make our LGBTQ and minority patients informed about health issues and to make them feel comfortable to ask questions without the fear of judgment. 
    • We will need to educate our physicians by providing resources and lectures about the specific needs of this population.
    • We will strive to make patients feel comfortable so that a label no longer keeps them from quality health care.  
    • We will try to open doors for healthcare choices. 


    If we expand the health care and wellness of this population, we have done our job.


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