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Howard Brown Health is committed to helping LGBTQ seniors care for their mind, body and soul. Our board certified staff specialize in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease and disability in older adults. We also offer educational programs that strengthen social ties and cultural competency training for nurses and healthcare professionals who serve older LGBTQ adults. We are accepting new patients at all of our clinic locations or visit our Walk-In Clinic, no appointment needed. Our services include:
- Chronic disease management, including high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart conditions, arthritis, and diabetes
- Care consultations
- Memory evaluation and care
- Bone care and osteoporosis evaluation
- HIV/STI testing and treatment
- Infectious disease care, including HIV and hepatitis
The Journey Continues
Saturdays For LGBTQ Elders
The Journey Continues is a gender inclusive and affirming 16-week group process for LGBTQ adults age 50 and beyond. The purpose of the group is to explore the aging process specific to LGBTQ individuals, to build community in a safe environment and to support resilience and quality of life throughout the lifespan.
For more information, contact Hugh Cole at 773.572.8364 or via email at HughC@howardbrown.org.
Nurse’s Health Education about LGBT Elders (HEALE)
Aging LGBTQ adults experience compounded disparities and multiple barriers to high quality health care. As a result, nurses and providers who provide direct care require additional expertise to meet their needs. In response, Howard Brown Health experts developed the Nurses’ HEALE series, a 6-hour cultural competency curriculum consisting of the following main topics:
- An Introduction to LGBTQ Elders
- Health Disparities and Barriers to Care
- Sex and Sexuality in for LGBTQ Older Adults
- Legal and Financial Barriers to Care
- Transgender and Gender Non-conforming Elders
- HIV and Aging
The HEALE curriculum was made possible through a collaborative partnership with Rush University’s Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program of Illinois (GWEP-I), funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).