LGBTQ+ Inclusive Care, Part 1: Personal Experiences

This is the first of two episodes highlighting access to culturally competent care, specifically LGTBQ+ inclusive care.

In this first episode, we’re featuring an in-depth healthcare consumer panel focused on strategies to improve LGBTQ+ health outcomes. Adrian Shanker moderated the panel during the “Pennsylvania’s Healthcare Mosaic: Advocacy and Equity in Action” Virtual Conference March 1-5, 2021. Panelists Alisa Bowman and Preston Heldibridle share the lived experiences of LGBTQ+ people accessing healthcare.

Adrian Shanker

Adrian Shanker is the founder and Executive Director of the Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center in Allentown, Pennsylvania. He is the editor of the book, Bodies and Barriers: Queer Activists on Health

Alisa Bowman 

Alisa Bowman is an advocate for trans youth of all ages and the trans community in general. She is a parent of a trans child and co-author of the book, Raising the Transgender Child.

Preston Heldibridle

Preston Heldibridle is the Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Youth Congress (PYC). He is an advocate in Harrisburg and across the state for issues of importance to LGBTQ+ youth, especially for trans and non-binary youth.

 Read the Transcript 


At the Core of Care highlights the consumer experience of patients, families, and communities and the creative efforts of nurses and other partners to better meet their health and healthcare needs through diversity, leadership, and practice innovation.

Subscribe now on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts.