• RN,

    "I had very little knowledge on this topic before and now I feel a lot more educated and prepared to work with the LGBTQ community."

  • MSN,

    "Some of the information I learned at this training made me realize that I have lived a very sheltered life!"

  • Med student,

    "Love the presenter and their use of language as well as real life stories, it creates a vital personal face to face with the disparity."

  • BSN,

    "I am a part of the community and there were points that I was not educated on and it provided very relevant information for myself and my profession."

  • MSN,

    "I realized that it would be very difficult for an older LGBTQ adult entering a new environment like a nursing home to “come out” or disclose their sexual orientation to others if the environment itself is not hospitable towards LGBTQ."

  • Participant,

    “Very informative and insightful. Loved the presentation content and humor incorporated throughout!”

  • RN,

    “Extremely helpful program – very up to date and needed in our population!”

  • Curriculum reviewers say,

    “...This [HEALE] training could go a long way to building safer healthcare for LGBTQ elders.”

  • PhD participant,

    “Thorough review of the basics. Handled prejudices and ignorant questions with tremendous respect and empathy.”

Number of Participants

Locations By

The HEALE staff has provided this valuable training to these sites:

  • WellSpring Healthcare, Inc.

  • VA Medical Center: John Cochran Division

  • University of the Philippines Nursing Alumni Association of the Midwest (UPNAAM)

  • University of Illinois Chicago

  • University of Chicago

  • University of California, Davis

  • Tompkins Cortland Community College

  • Tomah VA Medical Center

  • Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center

  • Rush University

  • Riverwood Healthcare Center

  • PCC Community Wellness Center

  • PCC Community Wellness Center

  • Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center

  • Northwestern Memorial Hospital

  • Northeastern Illinois University

  • Nebraska Visiting Nurses Association

  • Nebraska Nurses Association

  • Middleton VA Medical Center

  • Loving Hands Hospice

  • Logan Square Health Center

  • Learn CHICAGO-Center on Halsted

  • Keystone College

  • Journey Mental Health Center

  • John Madden Mental Health Center

  • John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County

  • Jesse Brown VA Medical Center

  • Illinois Wesleyan College of Nursing

  • Illinois Nurses Association (INA)

  • Illinois Nurses Association (INA)

  • Illinois Masonic Medical Center

  • Illinois Alzheimer’s Association

  • Illini Care Health Plan

  • Howard Brown Health Center

  • Hispanocare Inc.

  • GlenShire Nursing and Rehabilitation Centre

  • GlenOaks Nursing and Rehabilitation Centre

  • GlenLake Nursing and Rehabilitation Centre

  • GlenElston Nursing and Rehabilitation Centre

  • GlenCrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Centre

  • GlenBridge Nursing and Rehabilitation Centre

  • Erie Family Health Center

  • Ensemble of Care, Inc.

  • Elmira College

  • Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital

  • Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center

  • Chicago-Read Mental Health Center

  • Chamberlain College of Nursing

  • Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center

  • Brentwood North Nursing and Rehabilitation Centre

  • Benchmark Home Healthcare

  • Association of Nurses in Aids Care (ANAC)

  • ASI Home Health-Norwegian American Hospital

  • Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital

  • Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing Loyola University