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EII Director and Psychology Postdoctoral Fellow win the Patient and Family Centered
Care Impact Award
Dr. Lara Stepleman, Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the EII, and Dr. James Griffin, health psychology postdoctoral fellow, were the recipients of the AUMC PFCC IMPACT Award from The Center for Patients and Families and the Office of the CEO for their project proposal, “Fostering an Inclusive Patient and Family Centered Care Environment for Sexual and Gender Minorities at AUMC.” The purpose of this interprofessional project is to develop a continuum of staff and provider trainings to improve the healthcare experiences of sexual and gender minorities in AUMC’s hospitals and clinics. They will work to ensure patients are treated with respect through: 1) accurate and sensitive collection of sexual orientation and gender identity data in the electronic medical record, 2) knowledgeable communication with patients and families, using language appropriate to the individual, and 3) active, ongoing collaborative partnerships with patients, families, providers, and administrators that will foster an inclusive environment.