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Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI)

NJHA and SAGECare has launched a new online course, “Inclusive Data, Inclusive care: Collecting SOGI, Race, and Ethnicity Data in New Jersey. This 75-minute online course for acute care hospital and clinical laboratory staff provides cultural competency training that meets the components of a new state mandate, P.L. 2021, c. 454.

The goal of this on-demand training is to provide evidence-based cultural competency training that meets the components of the state mandate.

This training covers the following topics:

  • An overview of the requirements of the law
  • Examples of how to interact with patients in order to collect data in a culturally sensitive manner
  • Common terminology that differentiates race, ethnicity, sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) information
  • Examples of how data are used and the relationships between health and information
  • Tips on how to navigate difficult discussion, and
  • Information on how to create inclusive and affirming environments for all patients.

For more information on the course, email