Stony Brook Medicine established an LGBTQ* Committee to address the needs of the LGBTQ* community, including patients, faculty, staff and trainees. Our committee is multidisciplinary and includes medical and behavioral health providers and trainees, nurses, students, education specialists, and representatives from human resources, information technology, and hospital administration. The mission of the committee is to review, address and affirm the specific and unique needs of LGBTQ* individuals, as well as promote respectful and culturally sensitive care to the LGBTQ* community.
Our Committee serves as an open employee resource group and we welcome and encourage all staff members, students and trainees to join. We encourage all employees to share thoughts and ideas to provide culturally competent patient care and foster partnerships in our community by participating in community events or campus efforts. It is also a place where we can support one another.