Empoerment Towards Equality in Healthcare

Empowerment Towards Equality in Healthcare Support Group

CROWN HEIGHTS: Wednesdays, 10:00-11:00 a.m. (Begins July 13, 2022)

Join physician Jose Garcia for a weekly discussion and support group around equality in healthcare. The goal of this group is to create a safe space to foster knowledge and impart empowerment to the LGBTQ+ community in the healthcare setting. Some of the topics that will be addressed are:

  • Advocating for yourself in a clinical setting (Your primary care provider’s office, the operating room, the emergency room)
  • Clinical resources (healthcare advocates/social workers/patient relations administrators)
  • How to approach routine health maintenance (vaccinations, STD prevention and testing, mammogram, colonoscopy)
  • Encountering acism, homophobia, misogyny, islamophobia, antisemitism, etc. in a healthcare setting
  • Stigmatization of and support for drug use/abuse
  • Stigmatization of and support for those with HIV/AIDS
  • How to manage unforeseen emergencies
  • Insurance and medical billing
  • Outpatient Mental Health Care maintenance (medication regimen, peer support, psychologists, therapists, psychiatrists)
  • Inpatient mental Healthcare (psychiatric wards/hospitals, inpatient care teams, pervasive stigmatization, gaslighting, and emotional abuse
  • Mental hygiene (substance abuse, coping mechanisms)
For more information and questions, you can reach Jose Garcia at josegarcia62277@aol.com.


Jul 13 2022


10:00 am - 11:00 am


CROWN HEIGHTS Brooklyn Community Pride Center
1561 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11225

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