Health Access Initiative Webinar

The Health Access Initiative Webinar, Cultural Humility Practices with LGBTQ+ Youth, was created by the Michigan Forward in Enhancing Research and Community Equity (MFierce) Coalition. This introductory webinar features an overview of gender and sexuality concepts and LGBTQ+ terminology intended to support health center staff to better serve LGBTQ+ youth. It also features testimony from LGBTQ+ youth and providers on how to enact cultural humility practices. We are currently offering continuing education credits (CEC) for 1.0 Nursing Contact Hours, 1.0 CHES Category (CECH), and 1.0 Social Work.


To receive CEC in Nursing or CHES, go to the link below to complete the training:


To receive CEC in Social Work, follow all the directions below. You must complete all steps to obtain CEC in Social Work.


  1. Read Course Information below.

  2. Fill out your name and email here. This serves as your “registration” for the course: 

  3. Watch the HAI Webinar below.

  4. Complete the Feedback Survey. You will not be able to obtain CEC without filling this out. There is an option at the end for participants to receive a Certificate of Completion if you wish. You can access the Feedback Survey here:



Course Description

This course is approved by the Michigan Social Work Continuing Education Collaborative (Course approval # 060817-00). This webinar will provide an introduction to LGBTQ+ cultural humility concepts and practices for health clinic staff. This session was created by MFierce (Michigan Forward in Enhancing Research and Community Equity). MFierce is a coalition of public health researchers, LGBTQ+ Youth Advisors, and community-based organizations working to reduce the burden of STIs in LGBTQ+ communities. This session features recorded testimonials from local health care providers with expertise in providing LGBTQ+ health care and LGBTQ+ Youth Advisors. Featured providers: Kathryn Fessler, MD; Maureen Connolly, MD; Leslie Nicholas, ND. Featured Youth Advisors: Zach Crutchfield, Marcos Carillo, Rama Arjita-Pollard, Artemis Gorde. Topics included: desire, behavior, identities; gender and sex assigned at birth; gender identity and expression, cultural competence and cultural humility; elements of cultural humility practices; examples of cultural humility practices.


Requirements for Successful Completion

In order to receive continuing education credit or a certificate of completion, participants must:

  • Sign in to and view the entire training

  • Complete the post-evaluation

  • Pass the post-quiz (75%+)


Course Details

  • Who Should View This Training: This session is intended for social work, public health, and health care professionals such as physicians, nurses, behavioral health staff, front desk staff, and others.

  • Objectives: 1) Identify LGBTQ+ cultural humility practices.  2) Describe LGBTQ+ cultural humility concepts.

  • Continuing Education and Certificate of Completion: 1.0 Social Work CE

  • Certificate of Completion: The Center for Sexuality and Health Disparities MFierce Coalition is providing CE credits through the Michigan Social Work Education Collaborative through August 4th, 2018.

  • Planning Committee: Triana Kazaleh Sirdenis, MPH; Elliot Popoff, MPH; Laura Jadwin-Cakmak, MPH; Gary Harper, PhD, MPH; Jimena Loveluck, MSW, Teresa Springer, MA; Akilah Benton, MPH.

  • Instructors: Elliot Popoff, MPH; Triana Kazaleh Sirdenis, MPH; Laura Jadwin-Cakmak, MPH; Gary Harper, Ph.D., M.P.H.

  • Conflict of Interest: All instructors have reported no conflicts of interest related to this activity. All activity planners have reported no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests.

  • Sponsors: This project is supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Community Approaches to Reducing STIs Grant (U22PS004520) to the University of Michigan's Center for Sexuality & Health Disparities (PI: Harper).

  • Technical Information: This training uses Kaltura.