Call for Transforming Care Award Nominations

We’re Gearing Up For Transforming Care!

It’s once again time to prepare for the nation’s premier public health event aimed at the LGBTQ community and people living with HIV: The internationally recognized Transforming Care Conference.

The Transforming Care Conference (TCC), hosted by the Institute for LGBTQ Health Equity, brings together more than 500 activists, academics, community members, and health & social service professionals from across the country for workshops and internationally renowned speakers addressing the health disparities that affect the LGBTQ and HIV/AIDS communities.

Through more than 60 sessions over 2 days, TCC provides a unique opportunity for professionals and community members to come together to share not only research and best practices but practical information like family planning, wellness activities, and health and safety initiatives.

The 2018 Transforming Care Conference will be held on October 18-19, 2018 at the Fawcett Center in Columbus, Ohio. If you’d like to take advantage of the lower rates for early bird registration, please register by August 31.

We have limited TCC scholarships for Ohioans living with HIV. Please apply onlinby October 1. Recipients will be notified by October 6.

Call for Transforming Care Award Nominations!

We need your recommendations for recipients of the 2018 Transforming Care Awards! Submit nominations for the following categories online by September 9.

Medical Provider Award
Recognizes a medical provider – including nurses, physicians, pharmacists, etc. – who provides exceptional LGBTQ or HIV/AIDS culturally competent healthcare

Trailblazer Award
Recognizes an individual who has shown life-long dedication to the health and wellness of the LGBTQ or HIV/AIDS community

Social Service Provider Award
Recognizes a social service provider – including social workers, counselors, etc. – who provides exceptional LGBTQ or HIV/AIDS culturally competent services

Community Advocate Award
Recognizes any community advocate – including activists, community organizers, volunteers, etc. – who passionately supports issues that are important to the LGBTQ
or HIV/AIDS community

Emerging Leader Award
Recognizes a young professional, student, activist, or individual new to the field who has made a significant contribution to LGBTQ or HIV/AIDS health and wellness

Organization Champion Award
Recognizes a business, nonprofit, or other entity that has significantly contributed to structural change in the area of LGBTQ health and wellness

Feel free to submit as many nominations as you’d like, in as many categories as you’d like. The Award Committee will be glad to have many worthy candidates to choose from.

Transforming Care History

The Transforming Care Conference evolved as a result of the work of two Ohio-based coalitions. The Ohio AIDS Coalition introduced the Ohio Leadership Conference on HIV/AIDS in 1997 and the Central Ohio LGBTQ Health Coalition introduced the Central Ohio LGBTQ Health Equity Conference in 2015. For the first time these two events came together to expand the mission of both conferences in 2016.