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Words Matter: Finding Gender Inclusive Vocabulary Grounded in Heart

May 11, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am


This presentation aims to improve gender responsiveness in the healthcare system through practitioner and leadership education. As Colin Druhan writes, “Today’s workplace must reflect the reality that gender is not as simple as previously thought. Understanding how to include everyone, regardless of how they identify and express their gender, is the key to unlocking the potential of any workforce.” This session will focus on enhancing awareness, knowledge and skills in choosing vocabulary wisely and with respectful inclusion in mind. Participants will have an opportunity to participate in skill-building exercises as well. 

By the end of the session, attendees will:

  • Understand how to differentiate between gender identity, gender expression, sex assigned at birth and physical attractions 
  • Learn how to describe transgender developmental milestones 
  • Practice gender inclusive language 

Presented by Jeffrey Ring, PhD, Health Psychologist and Leadership Coach.

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Complimentary for CCALAC Members & Affiliates & the Coalition of Orange County Community Health Centers (COCCHC).

Instructor Biography:

Jeffrey Ring, PhD is a health psychologist and leadership coach and educator with many years of experience working to dismantle racism within health care and in our larger society. For many years he worked as Director of Behavioral Sciences and Cultural Medicine at the Family Medicine Residency Program at White Memorial Medical Center. He is the first author of the book, Curriculum for Culturally Responsive Health Care: The Step-by-Step Guide for Cultural Competence Training. 

This training is generously supported by Los Angeles Care Health Plan. 


May 11, 2023
9:00 am - 10:00 am
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445 S Figueroa Street, Suite 2100
Los Angeles,CA90071United States
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