Immigrant Justice as Health Justice and Combating Disparities in LGBTQI+ Health Care

This is a two-part, in-person CE Class from 9am to 4 pm (6 hours of CE credits). If you’re a UC nurse, an extra hour will be available from 4pm-5pm.

Participants must be in attendance all day to receive the full 6 CEU CE credits, even if they have taken one of the classes prior to the sign-up date. 

Part 1: An Injury to One is an Injury to All: Immigrant Justice as Health Justice


This course will examine immigration status as a social determinant of health. We will explore common health impacts of industries where immigrant labor is dominant and look at recent laws and policies that have impacted or could impact access to care for immigrants.

This course will also examine the struggles that immigrant nurses have faced in the US and the role they have taken in advancing safer and more equitable workplaces. For context, we will survey historical events and policies that have impacted the current laws and regulations surrounding immigrant labor in the US. Finally, we will discuss how nurses can engage in collective action to fight for a just health care system that ensures quality care for all, regardless of citizenship status.

Part 2: Queering Care: How Nurses can Combat Disparities in LGBTQI+ Health and Health Care


This course will examine the unmet health needs and unique health care disparities faced by LGBTQI+ people in the U.S. We will focus on the impacts of institutional discrimination, clinical pathologization, and criminalization on both individual patients and at the public health level. Using the most up-to-date evidence and data, the class will analyze how gender and sexuality interact as social determinants of health, as well as debunk misinformation regarding the care and treatment of LGBTQI+ patients. We will consider the current wave of anti-LGBTQ legislation, and more specifically, how recent restrictions on life-saving health care for transgender people exacerbate health disparities, systemic barriers to care, and poor health outcomes.

Within this context, the course reviews the ongoing struggle for LGBTQI+ health justice and how it is a necessary piece of the larger struggle for health equity. As clinicians and patient advocates, nurses have an important role in that struggle and a unique opportunity to resist institutional discrimination, combat misinformation and political attacks, and help safeguard equitable care for LGBTQI+ patients.

Times and Locations
October 25, 2023
The Westin New York at Times Square
270 W 43rd St
New York, NY 10036
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET
October 27, 2023
The Hotel Silver Spring
8727 Colesville Road
Silver Spring, MD 20910
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET
November 16, 2023
DoubleTree by Hilton Asheville Biltmore
115 Hendersonville Road
Asheville, NC 28803
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET
December 19, 2023
Austin Marriott Downtown
304 East Cesar Chavez Street
Austin, TX 78701
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. CT