Training

Training with Rainbow Health

The Training team at Rainbow Health is committed to providing high quality continuing education for healthcare and other professionals so that clients, patients, and community members receive the best care possible. Our diverse team of educators includes people with lived experience as well as formal education in order to provide excellent, accurate, and engaging education. Ultimately, we hope to work ourselves out of a job so that one day people living with HIV, folks in the LGBTQ+ community, and anyone aging at those intersections never again experiences discrimination or harm in any setting.

Explore your options below. If you’re not sure which option is best for you, use this form to contact us or reach out to communityeducation@rainbowhealth.org to talk with an educator.

On-Demand and Public Trainings

For individuals and small groups looking to learn more or earn CEUs we provide one-off webinars, in-person trainings, and pre-recorded e-learnings. Our public webinars and in-person trainings are live and are held regularly. Click here to find the right course for you!

Private and Custom Trainings

For organizations, agencies, and medium-to-large groups, we offer private and often customized trainings. We can be your next lunch-and-learn guest and train using pre-existing curriculum, we can work closely with your planning committee to design a custom program designed to meet your staff’s needs, or anything in between! Our team is flexible, passionate, and ready to bring engaging and impactful education to your workplace.

Curriculum

Learn more about our most popular courses and trainings.

Meet Our Educators

Hannah McNamee, MPH

Hannah McNamee (she/her) is our Education Supervisor. Hannah received a BA in Psychology and Public Health from Beloit College and a Master’s Degree in Public Health from the University of Minnesota. She has a passion for working to improve conditions for people living with HIV and LGBTQ+ populations in all spaces, particularly health systems and within the criminal justice system. Hannah loves working in an environment where she can thrive in her own queer identity, ultimately drawing from her personal experiences, research, and conversations with community to provide intersectional and impactful education. She loves training providers because it is a tangible and rewarding way to directly improve conditions for folks within these systems of care, ultimately creating systemic change for the better.

Allison Jones

Allison Jones (she/her) is an Education Specialist. Allison graduated from Beloit College with a Bachelor of Arts in Critical Identity Studies and Sociology, and specializes in LGBTQ+ basics, HIV and chemical health, and LGBT aging. She’s passionate about working with the subjects of HIV and LGBTQ+ history, queer theory, harm reduction, and racial equity in healthcare. She believes that a strong understanding of LGBTQ+ history and competency makes the healthcare system a better place for everyone, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender. Allison has called the Twin Cities queer community home for 10 years and has had the honor of working with a number of HIV/AIDS service organizations including The Aliveness Project and One Heartland.

Lexus Stokes

Lexus Stokes (she/they) is an Education and Prevention Specialist. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies with a minor in Social Justice from the University of Minnesota. Lexus’ excitement around LGBTQ+ health is driven by her belief that everyone has a right to knowledge about their own body. Her work as an educator is informed by harm reduction, bodily autonomy, accessibility, lived experiences of people who are LGBTQ+, and her own queer identity. Some of her specialties include Sexual Health, HIV, Hep C, and LGBTQ+ competency. Lexus enjoys the trickle-down effect of educating providers, who are then able to better care for members of the LGBTQ+ community. Lexus also works in our Syringe Service Program.

Megan Mueller, MPH

Megan Mueller (she/her) is the Director of Education and Prevention at Rainbow Health. Megan received a Bachelor of Arts from Gustavus Adolphus College with a minor in Studio Art, and received a Master’s Degree in Public Health from BRAC University (James P Grant School of Public Health) in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Megan is particularly interested in social aspects of infectious disease, health disparities for the LGBTQ+ community, and how we can change and update systems to be more inclusive. Megan is passionate about teaching professionals with hopes that the education they receive trickles down to more competent care for the communities we love and serve.