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Centering Equity in Health and Housing Partnerships in Times of Crisis and Beyond: Supporting front line health providers to understand and incorporate health equity in their policies, programs and delivery of health services. (2020). This paper addresses how health centers, other health system providers, and housing partners can center considerations of equity in their shared work to address the needs of people most impacted by structural racism and its impact on health and social determinants of health, including Black people, people of color, and Indigenous people. More Details...

Structural Competency: A Framework to Analyze and Address Social Determinants of Health and Health Disparities: Recorded Workshop Training (2020). This workshop introduces the Structural Competency framework and key concepts like structural violence and racism, and structural interventions. This workshop aims to provide you with the ability to discern how structures impact the health of patients and communities, and to allow participants to apply case studies relevant to health center programs. More Details...

Social Determinants of Health for LGBTQIA+ People Part 2 (2020). In this second installment focused on social determinants of health for LGBTQIA+ people, Adrianna Boulin, the Community Outreach & Engagement Manager for Fenway Health discusses how community-based resources can help to mitigate the effects of stigma and marginalization for sexual and gender minority people. This webinar compliments Part 1 by providing actionable solutions to many of the inequities faced by LGBTQIA+ people. More Details...

Social Determinants of Health for LGBTQIA+ People Part 1 (2020). In this webinar Sean Cahill, PhD, the Director of Health Policy and Research at The Fenway Institute discusses social determinants of health for sexual and gender minorities. This session addresses current stressors and solutions to health inequities for LGBTQIA+ people, including the implications of COVID-19 for the community. More Details...

Sexual Health and Wellness for Older Adults Part 2 (2020). In this second of our two-part webinar on sexual health and LGBTQIA+ Older Adults, Lisa Krinsky, LICSW and Kevin Ard, MD discuss social and care measures to support positive sexual health in sexual and gender minority elders. The session addresses social stigma toward the sexual health of older adults and provides guidance on how to best support elders in a healthy sex life. PrEP and other STI prevention and treatment measures are discussed in the context of LGBTQIA+ older adults. More Details...

Sexual Health and Wellness for Older Adults Part 1: Webinar (2020). In this two part series, The National LGBTQIA+ Health Education Center and the National Center for Equitable Care for Elders provide guidance on how to care for the sexual health and well-being of LGBTQIA+ older adults. More Details...

Neurodiversity and the Gender Diverse Experience (2020). This webinar addresses the intersectionality of LGBTQIA+ identity and neurodiversity. Dr. Gerrit van Schalkwyk discusses psycho-social implications for people who are sexual and gender minorities and also neurodiverse, and also talks about how to best serve these individuals. Janet Barbieri of the Autism/Aspergers Network of New England (AANE) addresses social supports for LGBTQIA+ and neurodiverse people and the importance of community opportunities and engagement for these individuals. AANE Speaker’s Bureau panelist Kendrick Cronin describes his experience as an LGBTQIA+ and neurodiverse person, and talks about what he needs from his healthcare providers and his community. More Details...

Behavioral Health Care for Transgender and Gender-diverse People (2020). In this webinar, Dr. Alex Keuroghlian discusses behavioral health care for transgender and gender-diverse people at health centers. This session will contextualize mental health inequities across diagnostic categories within a gender minority stress framework, propose culturally responsive tailoring of evidence-based clinical practices, and offer strategies for building inclusive, affirming, and trauma-informed environments within health centers in order to optimize behavioral health outcomes. More Details...

Developing Cross-Sector Partnerships (2020). This guide provides health center staff with tools and strategies to initiate, develop, and sustain community partnerships to better serve older adult residents of public housing. Content of this publication was developed through a 4-session learning collaborative launched by the SDOH academy with a small cohort of HRSA-funded health centers, HCCNs, and PCAs. More Details...

Toolkit on Response to Racism and Xenophobia — COVID-19 (2020). The National Council of Asian Pacific Americans (NCAPA), in collaboration with the Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations, developed a COVID-19 Response Toolkit to address incidents of xenophobia, racism, and hate in the Asian American (AA) and Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (NHPI) community. More Details...

Information for Homeless Shelters and Homeless Service Providers Community — COVID-19: Needed Policy Responses for a High-Risk Group (2020). As the COVID-19 virus pandemic continues to grow throughout the world and in the United States, state and local public response systems are implementing a number of public health strategies to prevent further exposures and slow the spread of the virus. Infections among people experiencing homelessness will present specific challenges for those individuals, local response structures, and for Health Care for the Homeless (HCH) programs and other homeless service providers. More Details...

Addressing Health Equity through Health and Housing Partnerships: Strategies for health and housing providers to address the inequities in our systems that impact access to quality health care for homeless and vulnerable populations. (2019). Community health centers can strengthen their efforts to address the inequities and barriers for homeless and vulnerable populations to access quality health care. More Details...

RM Information Bulletin 5: American with Disabilities Act (2017). This information bulletin describes protections guaranteed under the Americans with Disabilities Act and clarifies terms in the Act such as disability, impairment, qualified individuals, reasonable accommodations, and medical privacy issues. The document identifies risk management measures for health centers to consider to reduce risk of liability under the ADA More Details...

RM Information Bulletin 4: Protecting Health Center Volunteers from Personal Liabilit (2017). There are numerous federal anti-discrimination laws that govern the relationship between employers and their employees. This information bulletin reviews anti-discrimination laws, clarifies who is responsible for enforcing the law, and identifies penalties a health center may incur for violating the law. The bulletin also includes guidance on conducting an investigation of an alleged violation of the health center's non-harassment policy. More Details...

RM Information Bulletin 3: Managing Employment-Related Risk (2017). As employers, health centers are subject to numerous laws that address employment relationships. Even though a health center may make significant efforts to comply with employment-related laws, the center may get sued by employees or former employees. While it is impossible to eliminate all employment-related risk, this information bulletin provides tips and techniques for managing employment-related risk through carefully crafted and implemented changes to health center policies and practices. More Details...

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