"Studies on and about lesbians have sampled primarily the easy to reach folks, lesbians who are well-educated, 'out,' white and on average 35 years old. In this conference, we will involve many community members, clinicians, and researchers in creating a community-focused research agenda for the UCSF Center for Lesbian Health Research," said Suzanne Dibble, RN, DNSc, co-director of the Center.
"One of the biggest problems is that the lesbian healthcare community has not studied lesbians of color," said Trinity Ordona, PhD, postdoctoral research fellow in the UCSF Institute for Health and Aging. Ordona, along with Maria Cora, MA, coordinator of the Office of Women's Health in the San Francisco Department of Public Health, will give a plenary address on the health disparities of lesbians of color.
DATE: June 29, 2002
TIME: 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
PLACE: UCSF Laurel Heights Conference Center
3333 California Ave. @ Presidio Ave, SF
CONTACT: For program information call (415) 861-1637
Additional sessions/workshops include:
Media interested in covering the conference or developing a story about lesbian health should contact Maureen McInaney in the UCSF News Services office (415) 476-2557 or Betty Sullivan at 415-861-1637.