Transforming Care: Midwest Conference on LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning) Health Equity and HIV/AIDS is the first event of its kind.

Hosted by the Equitas Health Center for LGBTQ Health Equity and Ohio AIDS Coalition, the conference will bring together over 450 activists, academics, community members, health and social service professionals, and others interested in reducing health disparities in the LGBTQ and HIV/AIDS community.

We’re excited to offer an opportunity to recognize people who have made significant contributions to the health and wellness of the LGBTQ or HIV/AIDS community in the Midwest, including Ohio. With 6 different categories, we will recognize individuals across the spectrum of care from providers to advocates. Winners of the awards will be announced at the Transforming Care Awards Ceremony.

TRANSFORMING CARE AWARDS CEREMONY
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2016
5PM  |  FAWCETT CENTER BALLROOM C/D
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

The categories for the awards are:

Medical Provider

This award will recognize any medical provider
including nurses, physicians, pharmacists, etc.
who provide exceptional LGBTQ
or HIV/AIDS culturally competent healthcare.

Social Service Provider

This award will recognize any social service provider
including social workers, counselors, etc.
who provide exceptional LGBTQ
or HIV/AIDS culturally competent services.

Community Advocate

This award will recognize any community advocate
including activists, community organizers, volunteers, etc.
who passionately support issues that are important to the LGBTQ
or HIV/AIDS community.

Trailblazer

This award will recognize an individual
who has shown life-long dedication to the health and wellness
of the LGBTQ or HIV/AIDS community.

Emerging Leader

This award will recognize a young professional,
student, activists, or individual new to the field
who has made a significant contribution to LGBTQ
or HIV/AIDS health and wellness.

Organization Champion

This award will recognize a business, nonprofit, or other entity
that has significantly contributed to structural change
in the area of LGBTQ health and wellness.