Health Equity Training Resources
We’re proud to partner with providers to provide high-quality, culturally appropriate care to all people. Below are continuing education resources and events focused on opportunities to advance health equity.
Oregon Health Care Interpreters Association (OHCIA) is proud to partner with Trillium Community Health Plan to offer a one-hour training for providers, clinical support staff, and administrative and support personnel.
This Zoom-based course will be lecture based and will review the role and responsibilities of the professional healthcare interpreter and the legal risks of working with non-credentialed interpreters. The course will cover national and state standards of practice, laws, ethics and COVID-19 for healthcare providers working with healthcare interpreters.
Course Length: 1 hour (1.0 CEU is available and upon completion of PCC registration, Portland Community College will transcript the course – $25.00 fee)
Dates/Times of Course Offering:
- October 28, 2021, 12:00-1:00 p.m.
- November 3, 2021, 7:30-8:30 a.m.
- November 17, 2021, 12:00-1:00 p.m.
- December 1, 2021, 7:30-8:30 p.m.
- Sarojini Budden, MBBS, MD, FRCP(C), FAAP
- Maria Michalczyk, MA, RN, OHCIA President
- Visit: ohcia.org/providers
The National LGBTQIA+ Health Education Center advances health equity for LGBTQIA+ people and the populations which may intersect with the LGBTQIA+ community.
- Providing Quality Care to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Patients: An Introduction for Staff Training (CME Credit)
- Clinical Care for Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Patients
- Affirming LGBT People through Effective Communication (CME Credit)
- Achieving Health Equity for LGBT People (CME Credit)
Brave Space is committed to helping trans-affirming providers become expert providers through a menu of trainings from beginner to advanced level.
- Families In Transition: A Pathway Forward for Cis and Trans Loved Ones
Wednesday, June 16, 2021, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 6 hours, $180.00 Register here
- Transgender Care: Assessment and Planning for Gender-affirming Medical Care
Wed-Friday, August 11-13, 2021 9 a.m.-1 p.m., 12 hours, 4 hours each day, $300.00 Register here
Lane County LGBTQIA+ Community Resilience Toolkits highlight real-time local community resources including Local Workforce Trainings & Education; Respectful Communication and Language; Ally & Family Support Resources; LGBTQIA+ Community Resources; Spanish Resources; and Trans Lifeline information.
- Brave Space BIPOC Trans and LGBQ Online Support Group
This non-clinical, free, online support group is open to any Oregonian 18 years or older. We are centering experiences of brown and black POC impacted by colorism and oppression.
- Peacock in the Park includes live music, food, dancers and drag performers.
June 6, 2021, 3:00 p.m., Washington Park, 4033 SW Canyon Rd, Portland, OR 97221
- Pride in the Park Festival features music and activities that engage and enlighten.
August 14, 2021, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Alton Baker Park, 100 Day Island Rd, Eugene, 97401
- Portland Pride 2021 offers a variety of in-person and virtual events throughout the month.
Cultural Competency Continuing Education Requirement for Oregon Providers
Effective July 1, 2021, the Oregon Medical Board (OMB) requires cultural competency training for all new medical licenses and for all renewing providers.
To meet the requirement, providers must complete an average of at least one hour of cultural competency education per year during an audit period. An audit period is two renewal cycles (for example, every four years for most licensed providers). To be approved for licensure with the OMB, providers must attest to the training.
Starting in October 2021, per Trillium’s updated policies, providers must demonstrate on initial and renewal application for credentialing that they meet the state requirement by submitting proof of completion of the training in cultural competency.
Many different types of courses and experiences meet the cultural competency continuing education requirement, including experiential or service learning, cultural or linguistic immersion, volunteering in a rural clinic, courses approved by the Oregon Health Authority and more. Below are some resources to help you locate cultural competency continuing education opportunities.
- Oregon Medical Board Cultural Competency Webpage: The OMB provides information about the mandatory cultural competency continuing education requirement, including a record keeping form to track educational hours.
- OHA-Approved Cultural Competence Continuing Education Trainings (PDF): A list of OHA-approved courses including title, trainer, hours and cost.
- Think Cultural Health: The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has a variety of free, continuing education e-learning programs designed to help you provide culturally and linguistically appropriate services (CLAS).
If you have any questions, please email Trillium Provider Relations.