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Long-Term Care Equality Index (LEI): Introducing Best Practices that Strengthen LGBTQ Inclusive Communities
Join guides from the LEI Leadership team and Advisory Council to learn about the Long-Term Care Equality Index (LEI) and how your community can be among the early adopters of best practices in creating welcoming and supportive long-term care communities inclusive of LGBTQ community members. Your guides will describe the need for LGBTQ inclusivity, success stories for adopting LGBTQ inclusive policies and practices and the steps you can take today to join the LEI program.

Apr 23, 2020 01:00 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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Sherrill Wayland
Director of National Education Initiatives. @SAGE
Sherrill Wayland is the Director of National Education Initiatives for SAGE where she directs the operations of programs such as SAGECare and the National Resource Center on LGBT Aging. She also serves as the SAGE lead for the Long-term Care Equality Index (LEI). Sherrill earned a Master of Social Work degree from the Brown School of Social Work, Washington University in St. Louis and has over 25 years of professional experience in the fields of education, disability and LGBT older adult advocacy.
Dan Stewart
Associate Director, Aging Equity Project, NRC @National Resource Center on LGBT Aging
As Associate Director of the Aging Equality Project, Dan Stewart manages the Long-Term Care Equality Index (LEI). The LEI, built in partnership with SAGE and HRC, addresses the concerns of LGBTQ older adults seeking long-term care. This is done by working with LTC communities to commit to providing culturally competent care and support their work to do so. Organizations will be supported by better understanding LGBTQ-inclusive policy and procedures. This will ultimately lead to a tool for LGBTQ individuals to find supportive communities. Prior to his role at HRC, Dan served as the SAGE Program Coordinator for PROMO, a statewide program providing services and advocacy for LGBTQ elders in Missouri.