TORONTO, Jan. 28, 2014 /CNW/ - Experts from around the world will travel to Toronto next week to attend Creating Change Together: Rainbow Health Ontario 2014 Conference, a conference focused on improving lesbian, gay, bi, trans (LGBT) health and wellness and increasing the capacity to deliver quality healthcare to LGBT communities. The conference will showcase the latest research, innovative programs, and unique networking opportunities.
The biennial Rainbow Health Ontario (RHO) Conference is the only conference in Canada focused on the health and wellness of LGBT communities. It will provide a dynamic forum for influential health and social service providers, community members, researchers and policy makers to meet, learn, share and plan for action.
The conference will take place from February 5 to 7 at the Hilton Toronto and will feature over 150 speakers delivering 75 presentations. Topics will cover a wide spectrum from youth to seniors, gender identity, newcomers, mental health and addictions, HIV and more. For a list of presentations, visit the RHO website.
Conference delegates will share best practices, knowledge and ideas to create change. "We need to work together to change systems and increase capacity to deliver quality healthcare to our LGBT communities," said Anna Travers, Director of RHO. "Canada has become a leader in granting full human rights to LGBT people but our health status, access to services and inclusion in health promotion and planning still leave room for improvement."
RHO is a province-wide program funded by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care to improve the health and well-being of LGBT people in Ontario through education, research, outreach and public policy advocacy.
SOURCE: Rainbow Health Ontario
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