Afternoon Workshops II


*Communities of Color & Health Care

Sofia Navarro, RN, NP, will explore barriers to health care access for women and people of color and possible solutions. The presenter will discuss SES, LARCs and other remedies that could increase access to underserved populations utilizing Wyandotte County as an a case study. *This workshop is eligible for 1.5 Continuing Nursing Education credits.  

Sofia Navarro, MSN, WHNP-BC, is the Lead Nurse Practitioner in Sexual and Reproductive Health Services for the Unified Government Public Health Department of Wyandotte County. She's a Board Certified Women's Health Nurse Practitioner through the National Certification Corporation and has active Registered Nurse and Nurse Practitioner licenses in both Kansas and Missouri. Sofia holds a Bachelor of Science and Masters of Science in Nursing from the University of Missouri - Kansas City.

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Disability & Sex Education

This workshop will cover the ableism that currently exists in sexual education and the significant impact it has on the sex lives and relationships of the physically and intellectually disabled population. We will highlight how ableism intersects with sexism and classism to create an unsafe sexual environment for people with disabilities. We will conclude with a discussion on how to create a culture that includes the disabled community in the conversation about sexuality. 

Sarah Hussain has been with KCSDV since January 2015 working on the Kansas BELIEVE project advocating for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities who have experienced sexual violence. Before coming to KCSDV, Sarah served 12 years as a local domestic violence program director.  She also served 10 years in the child welfare field advocating for abused and neglected children.

Impact of Policy to Health Care for LGBTQ Communities.

As the nation's largest LGBTQ civil rights organization, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) has lead the charge on ensuring equality in the workplace and in our communities. Here, we'll discuss the impact policies have on shaping the health care landscape. How do health care systems affect change or suppress progress in the doctor's office? And how do we all become a part of the effort it takes to ensure every person has access to comprehensive reproductive and sexual health care?

Abbey Logan (Left) currently works for Cerner Corporation as a Strategist in Cerner's Population Health organization and has been in healthcare IT for over six years. She is a member of the Human Rights Campaign's Board of Governors and serves as the Political Co-Chair for HRC Kansas City. With HRC she focuses on legislative activity and political issues in both Kansas and Missouri. She also serves on the Mid America Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce Policy Committee working on the intersectionality of business issues and the LGBTQ community

Dr. Angela Cottrell (Right) is currently the Manager of Student Conduct and Division Initiatives at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. As part of her role, Angela helps advocate for, and serve, the Hospital Hill campus including students in Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Health Studies, an dPharmacy. Angela is the Governor for the Human Rights Campaign Kansas City Steering Committee and was co-chair of the 2016 Mid-America Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce Business Equality Conference.