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Health Care Considerations for Two Spirit and LGBTQIA+ Indigenous Communities

Resource Topic: Emerging Issues, Quality Improvement, Special and Vulnerable Populations

Resource Subtopic: Health Equity, Population Health, Patient-Centered Health Outcomes, Patient Engagement, Development/Training.

Keywords: Access to Care, American Indians/Native Alaskans, Gender Identity, Health Systems, Implementation Tools, LGBTQ.

Year Developed: 2022

Resource Type: Publication.

Primary Audience: Administrative Staff Clinicians Enabling Staff Outreach Staff PCAs
Secondary Audience: Board of Directors C-Suite (CEOs, CFOs, CIO, COOs, CMOs, etc.)

Language: English

Developed by: National LGBTQIA+ Health Education Center at The Fenway Institute (See other resources developed by this organization).

Resource Summary: This publication will guide health centers in providing affirming care and services for Two Spirit and LGBTQIA+ American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) people and readers will explore key concepts, terminology, and the effects of historical trauma.

Resource Details: Discover best and promising practices for care that incorporate Indigenous holistic models of wellness and focus on resilience and protective factors, including links to resources for further exploration of this topic.

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $6,625,000 with 0 percentage financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government. For more information, please visit HRSA.gov.