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Frederick County Health Focus Group needs your input on 1/26

posted Dec 29, 2015, 10:30 AM by Brian Walker   [ updated Feb 9, 2016, 5:27 PM ]

Community members:
Frederick Memorial Hospital and Frederick County Health Department have asked The Frederick Center to set up a focus group of LGBTQ community members to answer questions pertaining to health care services in Frederick. They are conducting a LGBTQ specific focus groups of 10-12 people for about 60-90 minutes as part of a larger effort to capture representative county data.  The summary is below, the full details are attached at the bottom.

  • How Frederick County residents obtain health care.
  • How they perceive their health and health care needs.
  • Perceptions that there are barriers to obtaining or receiving care.
  • Language/Translation services.
  • Insurance issues.
  • Needed programs.
  • Transportation and other barriers.
  • Variety in providers (i.e., doctors, nurses).
  • Long wait times.
  • Feeling respected/ heard.
  • Satisfaction.
  • Trust.

Focus group date | Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Start time | 6:30 p.m.
Location | C. Burr Artz Library, 110 E Patrick St, Frederick (Trust conference room - near checkout desk)
Questions | Email tfc@thefrederickcenter.org
TFC Sign Up | signup is over

This is an excellent opportunity to share with researcher’s gaps or challenges facing health care to the LGBTQ community. We also know lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community members have similar but distinct experiences. 

If you wish to participate, you must sign up at the TFC link just above.  Importantly, it is critical that those who sign up show up promptly that evening since the researchers can accommodate only 12 people, and if you do not attend it means we will lose a voice.  Participants will receive a $15 gift card, and will also get the opportunity to fill out a survey and get an additional $10.

Thanks for considering participation!
Peter Brehm

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Brian Walker,
Dec 29, 2015, 10:30 AM
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