Applications are now being accepted for a groundbreaking LGBTQ healthcare fellowship.
Callen-Lorde, a New York-based LGBTQ community health center, is launching the Keith Haring Nurse Practitioner Postgraduate Fellowship. Applications will be accepted through Feb. 1, 2024.
The fellowship is the only accredited program in LGBTQ health in the country, making it a transformational endeavor, said its director, Catherine Trossello.
“Healthcare providers receive very little if any training on LGBTQ+ healthcare,” she said. “Meanwhile, one-third of LGB people and three-fifths of transgender and nonbinary people report experiencing discrimination in healthcare settings.”
It is a fulltime, yearlong fellowship designed to increase knowledge and competency to treat complex health needs in the LGBTQ community. The fellowship is named in honor of Haring, the famous New York artist, who turned graffiti into social activism and died of complications from AIDS in 1990.
To learn more about the fellowship or to apply, click here.