Supporting the Health and Well-Being of Rural LGBTQ Adults
Duration: approximately minutes
During this webinar, researchers from the University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center described rural/urban differences in health and access to healthcare, including differences in self-rated health, chronic conditions, and mental health outcomes. This webinar also included results from a series of key informant interviews on challenges and opportunities to improve rural lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning (LGBTQ) health, as well as descriptions of case studies describing organizations working to support rural LGBTQ health. After attending, participants will be able to describe differences between rural and urban LGBTQ adults in health and access to care and to identify opportunities to improve rural LGBTQ health through policy and programming.
PhD, MPH, MSW
Dr. Henning-Smith is an Associate Professor in the Division of Health Policy and Management, University of Minnesota School of Public Health and Deputy Director of the University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center and University of Minnesota Rural Health Program. She is an Associate Editor at the Journal of Applied Gerontology and the Journal of Rural Mental Health and the former chair of the Journal of Rural Health editorial board. Her work focuses on health equity for rural residents, with particular attention to older adults, marginalized populations, and social well-being. Dr. Henning-Smith holds a BA in international relations and gender studies from Claremont McKenna College; master's degrees in public health and social work, along with a certificate in gerontology from the University of Michigan; and a PhD in health services research with a minor in demography from the University of Minnesota.