Project MOCHA (Men of Color Health Alliance) is a coalition of San Diego county service providers working to improve health outcomes and reduce HIV rates among young gay and bisexual men of color and their partners through community partnerships, youth empowerment and structural change. Our vision is to live in a world where all LGBTQI individuals are provided exceptional healthcare, ultimately achieving optimal health outcomes.
What Are We Offering?
Project MOCHA is offering Online LGBTQI Cultural Competency Courses designed for all those working in the health care industry. The courses currently available are:
· An Introduction to LGBTQI Healthcare – 45 minutes
· LGBTQI Healthcare – 45 minutes
· Transgender Healthcare and Cultural Competency – 60 minutes
· Disorders of Sex Development – 30 minutes
These trainings are currently being beta tested and are free to MOCHA members and their agencies. A valid Security Token is required to log on to the training website. If you would like to receive a Security Token, please email us!
Why This Matters to You?
As more people gain access to healthcare coverage, delivering affirming care to all patients provides an edge in an increasingly competitive marketplace. Research shows that many LGBTQI individuals are at high risk for poor health outcomes. Many LGBTQI individuals cite barriers such as negative experiences with health care providers as a reason for not seeking regular care. Therefore, increasing the competency of everyone involved in the healthcare process is of critical importance.
Who Should Take These Courses?
Every person involved in the patient experience of a health care organization, including but not limited to health educators, health care providers, front office staff and office managers, will benefit from these courses. These interactive trainings offer a unique opportunity for staff to increase their knowledge and skills on their own time, at their own pace.
Project MOCHA relied heavily on subject matter experts to create course content.