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HEI Training on the CAL

The Human Rights Campaign Foundation is pleased to offer a variety of online training options in LGBTQ patient-centered care to meet the training requirements of the HEI through The Center for Affiliated Learning (the CAL).  The CAL is an award-winning, all inclusive learning and training center available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  The eLearning courses available through The CAL are engaging and interactive self-paced learning courses that contain audio narration, interviews, video vignettes, custom graphics, and thought-provoking interactions.  These courses are developed in collaboration with nationally recognized subject matter experts and offer CME/CEU credit.  Each series contains two or more courses that are typically 30-40 minutes long.  In order to receive HEI and CME credit, a participant must complete all of the courses in the series, pass the competency checks and submit the evaluation survey required for CME credit.

For those facilities that have not previously met the HEI Executive Briefing Training Requirement, the Executive Briefing Training is only available through The CAL.  In addition, all courses offered by HRCF on The CAL are eligible to count towards the on-going LGBTQ education training requirement in the HEI. 

The following eLearning series are offered by HRCF through The CAL:

An Introduction to your LGBTQ Patients

An Introduction to your LGBTQ Patients is a two course series that serves as an introduction to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (LGBTQ) identities and addresses diversity as a health issue, discrimination - specifically in healthcare, social issues, and strategies for delivering accessible and affirming healthcare.  In full, this series takes 1 hour to complete and is recommended for all staff. You must complete both courses in the Introduction to your LGBTQ Patients activity to receive CME credit.

Affiliates Risk Management Services, Inc. designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

LGBTQ Patient-Centered Care: An Executive Briefing

LGBTQ Patient-Centered Care: An Executive Briefing is a three course series that serves as an introduction to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (LGBTQ) identities and addresses diversity as a health issue, discrimination - specifically in healthcare, social issues, and strategies for delivering accessible and affirming healthcare.  In addition, this series discusses policy and accreditation changes related to serving LGBTQ patients and identifies ways to assist healthcare facilities in creating inclusive environments for LGBTQ patients.  In full, this series takes 1 hour and 40 minutes to complete and is recommended for all staff and is particularly targeted to healthcare executives and administrators. You must complete all 3 courses in the LGBTQ Patient-Centered Care: An Executive Briefing activity to receive CME credit.

Affiliates Risk Management Services, Inc. designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Expanding LGBTQ Cultural Competency

Expanding LGBTQ Cultural Competency is a four-course series that serves as an introduction to LGBTQ healthcare, including strategies for delivering accessible and affirming healthcare. It covers common issues that clients may have and provides basic cultural competency skills for working with LGBTQ clients and colleagues. In full, this series takes up to 3 hours and 30 minutes to complete and is intended for all staff. You must complete all 4 courses in the Expanding LGBTQ Cultural Competency activity to receive CME credit.

Association of Reproductive Health Professionals designates this enduring material for a maximum of 3.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

In addition, the following courses are also offered through The CAL are eligible for HEI on-going training credit.

LGBTQ Healthcare for Clinicians

LGBTQ Healthcare for Clinicians is a three-course series that discusses strategies for creating inclusive healthcare environments and delivering accessible care to LGBTQ clients. It covers barriers to healthcare and how society affects LGBTQ healthcare concerns. It also explores unique health concerns among lesbian, gay, and bisexual clients and provides guidance on how to strengthen clinician-client communication. In full, this series takes 2 hours to complete and is intended for healthcare providers.  You must complete all 3 courses in the LGBTQ Healthcare for Clinicians activity to receive CME credit. 

Affiliates Risk Management Services, Inc. designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Working with Trans Youth

The Working with Trans Youth series consists of three offerings: two eLearning courses offered for CME credit through The CAL and a short documentary-style film. The eLearning courses cover differences between gender creative and transgender identities among children and adolescents as well as the unique health concerns among transgender youth, along with hormonal and surgical treatment options for transgender youth clients.  In full, this series takes 1 hour and 30 minutes to complete and is intended for all healthcare providers. You must complete each of the two eLearning courses in The CAL to receive CME credit.

Affiliates Risk Management Services, Inc. designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Working with Trans Adults

This series consists of three courses. The first course will focus on trans female and trans male identities, as well as concerns and barriers to accessing healthcare. Course two will focus on medical care for trans women. Course three will focus on medical care for trans men. Although specifically designed for clinicians, all staff who interact with clients will benefit from this series. The series will be available on The CAL by the end of July 2016.

Register to Access Trainings

Before taking advantage of these free trainings, your healthcare facility must be an active participant in the current HEI survey.  Users must obtain log-in information from their facility's HEI survey submitter.

To access these trainings you need register for The CAL and create an account (note, you must first obtain the security keyword and your facility ID from your facility's HEI survey submitter).

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Once you have an account you are able to login.

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About CME/CEU Credits available for these trainings

The Center for Affiliated Learning (The CAL) is an education and training platform owned and operated by Affiliates Risk Management Services, Inc.

Affiliates Risk Management Services, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

If you are a physician, you will receive 1 credit for every AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ offered through the activity. 

If you are a nurse, for the purpose of recertification, the American Nurses Credentialing Center accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME.  Please refer to the ANCC’s Credentialing page for more information on nursing credits.

For all other health professionals, you can submit a certification of your participation in the approved activity to your professional licensing board to request a transfer of the credit into the appropriate amount of continuing education units. 
 

Note for HEI Survey Submitters

The CAL will provide the HEI team with information on all of the people from HEI participating facilities that complete LGBTQ trainings.  This information will be loaded into our database on a regular basis and you will be able to check how many training hours have been completed for your facility by click on the link in the Training section of the survey where it says "Use this link to check your organization's current training hours."