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Diversity Statement

Board of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

The College of Nursing and Health Professions (CNHP) of Drexel University holds that diversity is fundamental to all our endeavors and enriches the educational—and human—experience. We dedicate ourselves to creating a cultural climate in which all members of the CNHP community feel welcomed, respected, valued, and included as participants. We seek to create an institution in which our faculty, staff, and students reflect the diversity and complexity of our city and the global community. We acknowledge past and ongoing injustices in society at large, and are committed to reflection, dialogue and action to address our role in perpetuating these injustices and formulating strategies to prevent them. We are committed to reducing inequities in our education, research, practice, policy and civic engagement initiatives. We seek to be inclusive and meet the needs of the diverse populations whom we teach, collaborate with and serve as we work together to promote health and eliminate health disparities.

Upcoming Events

SAGECare LGBT Competency Training for Nursing Executives and Administrators Serving Older Adults

Wednesday, May 29, 2019
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Drexel University Center City Campus
Three Parkway Building, Room 1043
1601 Cherry Street, Philadelphia PA

Register Here


"The population of LGBT senior Pennsylvanians—a large and growing one— has unique needs due to a lifetime of discrimination and harassment. LGBT older adults should not be fearful when seeking health care or long-term care."
Chris Bartlett, Executive Director, William Way LGBT Community Center, Philadelphia, PA

In this important training, you will:

  • Learn about the culture, needs and concerns of LGBT older adults
  • Consider why LGBT older adults are less likely to access health and social services
  • Learn practices for helping LGBT older adults to feel more included in aging network organizations

Cost: Registration and CEUs are free to participants thanks to the support of co-sponsors at Drexel University. Due to limited registration, we will ask for confirmation of attendance two weeks before the event. Please make all efforts to commit at registration.

CEUs: Nursing Home Administrator credits (4.0 total) to be made available, approval pending, through the William Way LGBT Community Center. Certificates of completion with training objectives and hours will also be issued.

Audience: Executives, administrators and directors of organizations serving older adults, particularly in long- term care, skilled nursing and home visiting agencies.

Join us for a day devoted to LGBT older adult health, including a full SAGECare training for agency leaders, a keynote discussion and networking hour with Drexel faculty.
Keynote Speakers:


Amber Hikes
Executive Director of the Mayor’s Office of LGBT Affairs for the City of Philadelphia



 Laura Gitlin, PhD, FGSA, FAAN
Distinguished University Professor and Dean College of Nursing and Health Professions

Full Schedule:
Registration 8:30AM - 9:00AM
Breakfast and Keynote 9:00AM - 10:00AM
Training Part I 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Lunch 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Training Part II 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Networking Hour 3:00PM - 4:00PM
More Resources:

SAGE: Understanding Issues Facing LGBT Older Adult (2017)

Logos for SAGECare Training Sponsors 2019