What is PRIDE in Healthcare?
We are a registered student organization of the University of Wisconsin—Madison. Our name stands for Promoting Recognition of Identity, Dignity, and Equality in Healthcare. Our main goals are
- to improve the conditions of healthcare for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people—and for those who may not identify as LGBT but who do not have strictly hetero-normative sexual practices, sexual orientation, or gender identity
- to increase quality and quantity of LGBT content in medical education
- to raise awareness of LGBT health disparities and their causes while cooperating with professionals and community members to eliminate them
- to provide a social forum for LGBTQ/allied students and professionals in the health sciences
Who can attend meetings? Who can be a member?
Meetings are open to anyone, but student members make the decisions. Membership is open to all students in graduate-level health sciences programs at UW-Madison: MD, pharmacy, nursing, physician assistant, and physical therapy.
What does PRIDE in Healthcare do?
In order to serve our peers, improve the health of the community, and combine our efforts with other organizations, we
- organize cultural competency workshops for our peers
- seek experts for talks and panel discussions
- examine school curricula and recommend changes
- partner with community organizations like OutReach
- host study socials and special social events
How do I get in touch with PRIDE in Healthcare?
There are several ways, such as
- (if you are affiliated with UW-Madison) joining our email listserv—our official channel for announcements—by sending an email from your wisc.edu address to join‑firstname.lastname@example.org
- emailing email@example.com directly
- liking us on Facebook or following us on Twitter (@pridehealthcare)
- bookmarking our blog (http://prideinhealthcare.tumblr.com), where you will find our event calendar, ways to submit your thoughts and experiences and ask us questions, and links to various resources
PRIDE in Healthcare believes in openness and cooperation, and its members like to connect with anyone who has an interest in healthcare and health disparities.