The Fenway Institute - LGBT Health Research and Care

The Fenway Institute is a multi-disciplinary team of clinicians, educators, and public health professionals with expertise in LGBT health research and care. The Education Center is a part of The Fenway Institute, Fenway Health, based in Boston, MA and work with a national network of faculty, advisors, and collaborators representing medical and public health universities, community health centers, and leading government and non-profit organizations.

The National LGBT Health Education Center is dedicated to the lifelong learning of those who work in health care and health education. Their programs follow the principles of adult learning, recognizing that adults are self-directed, goal-oriented learners that need to see the relevance of the educational material and be able to apply it to their everyday practice. They offer a range of educational programs designed to meet the different learning styles, needs, and time constraints of our audiences.

Visit for on-demand webinars, learning modules, video training, and more.

They are certified to offer prescribed credits from the American Academy of Family Physicians. AAFP Prescribed credit is accepted by the American Medical Association as equivalent to AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ and the American Nurses Credentialing Center accepts credits awarded by the AAFP. Visit to learn more. 

Culturally Competent Care Training

With the increasing diversity of the United States' population, physicians are more and more likely to encounter situations that require the delivery of culturally competent care, access to a vast array of language services, and supportive health care organizations. Culturally and linguistically appropriate services help advance health equity, improve quality and eliminate health and health care disparities. 

Persistent disparities, an increasingly diverse society, and an evolving health and health care system all underscore the necessity for providing services and care in a culturally and linguistically appropriate manner.

A Physician’s Practical Guide to Culturally Competent Care equips physicians with awareness, knowledge, and skills in culturally and linguistically appropriate services to improve the quality of services and care provided in our nation’s health and health care organizations.

At the conclusion of this continuing education activity, participants should be able to: 

  • ​​Define concepts related to culturally and linguistically appropriate services in medical practice
  • Identify strategies to promote self-awareness about attitudes, beliefs, biases, and behaviors that may influence the nursing care or services they provide

  • Devise strategies to enhance skills toward the provision of culturally and linguistically appropriate services

  • Demonstrate the advantages of the adoption of the National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services in their practice

  • Register today to start earning up to 9 free CME credits (Physicians and Physician Assistants) or 9 contact hours (Nurse Practitioners), while exploring engaging cases and learning about cultural competency in health care.  You may earn up to nine AMA/PRA Category 1 Credits™ by completing the DHHS OMH curriculum.

Childhood Feeding Collaborative

Valley Health Plan is pleased to offer this online training presented by the Childhood Feeding Collaborative to our Provider Network. You can earn 1.5 CEU/CME units by viewing the video, then completing the evaluation and post-test via the links below.

  • ​​Obesity Prevention during the Well Child Visit
    • Carol Danaher, MPH, RDH, Nutritionist and Coordinator of the Childhood Feeding Collaborative discusses feeding guidance that will reduce risk of obesity by encouraging meals and avoiding messages that promote food restriction during face to face meeting with clients.

  • ​​​​Child Feeding Skills Update and Impact of Parent Referral to the 5 Keys Class 
    • This training builds upon what you learned about applying the Division of Responsibility from the Obesity Prevention during the Well Child Visit. Carol Danaher, MPH, RDN, Nutritionist and Coordinator of the Childhood Feeding Collaborative discusses ways to develop skills in assessing and solving common child feeding problems, such as picky eating and overweight, with a focus on how to support family mealtimes.

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