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Achieving Health Equity for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People

Resource Topic: Special and Vulnerable Populations

Resource Type: Archived Webinar

Primary Audience: Clinicians

Language: English

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

Resource Summary: Healthy People 2020 and the Institute of Medicine have identified key health disparities faced by the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) population. This session provides an overview of LGBT health disparities, demographics, and terminology, as well as key strategies for bringing high quality care to LGBT people at health centers and other health care organizations. Strategies for collection of sexual orientation and gender identity data in clinical settings will be addressed. Participants will also learn about creating LGBT-inclusive environments of care and about the intersections of LGBT health, population health and team-based care.

Achieving Health Equity for LGBT People

Resource Topic: Special and Vulnerable Populations

Resource Type: Online Self-Paced Learning Modules

Primary Audience: Clinicians

Language: English

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

Resource Summary: This module provides an overview of LGBT health disparities, demographics, and terminology, as well as key strategies for bringing high quality care to LGBT people at health centers and other health care organizations. Strategies for collection of sexual orientation and gender identity data in clinical settings will be addressed. Participants will also learn about creating LGBT-inclusive environments of care and about the intersections of LGBT health, population health and team-based care.

Resource Details: This module: 1. Describes health disparities in lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) populations 2. Explains LGBT definitions and concepts and 3.Describes ways to overcome barriers to providing better care to LGBT people

Affirmative Care for Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming People: Best Practices for Front-line Health Care Staff

Resource Topic: Special and Vulnerable Populations

Resource Type: Publication

Primary Audience: Clinicians

Language: English

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

Resource Summary: This document, updated in Fall 2016, was developed as a starting point to help train front-line health care employees to provide affirming services to TGNC patients (and all patients) at their organization. Part 1 of this document provides background information on TGNC people and their health needs. Part 2 provides tips and strategies to improve communication and create a more affirming environment.

Resource Details: Front-line staff play a key role in creating a health care environment that responds to the needs of transgender and gender non-conforming (TGNC) people. Everyone, no matter their gender identity or expression, appreciates friendly and courteous service. In addition, TGNC people have unique needs when interacting with the health care system. Many TGNC people experience stigma and discrimination in their daily lives, including when seeking health care. Issues and concerns from TGNC patients often arise at the front desk and in waiting areas because those are the first points of contact for most patients. These issues, however, are almost always unintentional and can be prevented by training all staff in some basic principles and strategies.

Affirming LGBT People through Effective Communication

Resource Topic: Special and Vulnerable Populations

Resource Type: Online Self-Paced Learning Modules

Primary Audience: Clinicians

Language: English

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

Resource Summary: In this module, you will learn ways to provide affirming and inclusive health care for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender, or LGBT, patients through basic communication principles.

Resource Details: This module: 1. Summarizes LGBT terms 2. Explains the importance of basic communication principles for LGBT health 3. Practices using terms and principles in case scenario examples.

Caring for LGBT Older Adults

Resource Topic: Special and Vulnerable Populations

Resource Type: Online Self-Paced Learning Modules

Primary Audience: Clinicians

Language: English

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

Resource Summary: This module aims to bring recognition to the presence of LGBT elders (age 65+), a group which is often overlooked. The module illustrates the unique medical, psychological, and social service needs of LGBT older adults, and gives recommendations for how clinicians can adequately address the needs of this group.

Resource Details: This module: 1. Explains how social and historical factors have affected the health of older LGBT adults 2. Describes the medical and behavioral health care needs and concerns specific to LGBT older adults 3. Identifies the enabling services, outreach, and community support needs of LGBT older adults and 4. Lists ways to offer services that are affirming, welcoming, and appropriate.

Collecting Data on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity: Data Integrity and Quality Improvement

Resource Topic: Special and Vulnerable Populations

Resource Type: Archived Webinar

Primary Audience: Clinicians

Language: English

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

Resource Summary: Collecting data on sexual orientation and gender identity in electronic health records is essential to providing high-quality, patient-centered care to LGBT individuals. This brief discusses the importance of gathering this data to help identify and address LGBT health disparities in health centers and other health care organizations.

Resource Details: This brief has been updated to reflect the latest HRSA UDS requirements. It provides recommended questions for asking patients their sexual orientation and gender identity in electronic health records, as well as information about training staff to collect data systematically. Providers who are informed of their patients’ sexual orientation and gender identity, and are trained to care for LGBT patients, are better able to provide care that is relevant, specific, and compassionate.

Focus on Forms and Policy: Creating an Inclusive Environment for LGBT Patients

Resource Topic: Special and Vulnerable Populations

Resource Type: Publication

Primary Audience: Clinicians

Language: English

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

Resource Summary: Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people come from all walks of life and experience many of the same health problems as non-LGBT people. This means that every organizational policy and procedure may impact the experience of LGBT people. To create an LGBT-affirming and inclusive environment, it is important to examine policies and procedures. This publication reviews some common updates to organizational forms and polices to create an affirming and inclusive environment for LGBT patients, and reviews strategies to modify procedures, behavior, and language to be inclusive of all patients.

Glossary of LGBT Terms for Health Care Teams

Resource Topic: Special and Vulnerable Populations

Resource Type: Publication

Primary Audience: Clinicians

Language: English

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

Resource Summary: In this glossary, you will find some of the terms most relevant to the health care of LGBT people.

Resource Details: Language is powerful and influences many of our interactions. As a health care provider, becoming familiar with terms used by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) communities can help you provide these patients with the highest quality care. In this glossary, you will find some of the terms most relevant to the health care of LGBT people. This glossary does not have every term used by the community, but you will find terms most commonly used when patients are accessing health care. It is important to keep in mind that language can change over time, and so this glossary will be update periodically to reflect those changes.

Improving Health Care for Transgender People

Resource Topic: Special and Vulnerable Populations

Resource Type: Online Self-Paced Learning Modules

Primary Audience: Clinicians

Language: English

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

Resource Summary: This module will guide learners through the basics of transgender health care in four parts. Part 1 begins by defining transgender-related terminology, demographics, and health disparities. Part 2 focuses on providing affirmative health care to transgender patients. Part 3 discusses gender affirmation treatment, including hormonal and surgical care, and part 4 describes ways to create a more inclusive and welcoming environment for all patients.

Resource Details: This module: 1. Defines terms related to transgender identity and health 2. Identifies strategies for effective primary care with transgender patients 3. Explains the basic approaches to transgender medical and surgical treatment and 4. Describes the ways to create a welcoming environment for transgender patients.

LGBT Voices Video

Resource Topic: Special and Vulnerable Populations

Resource Type: Archived Webinar

Primary Audience: Clinicians

Language: English

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

Resource Summary: This video shares patient perspectives on health care for LGBT people.

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This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under cooperative agreement number U30CS16089, Technical Assistance to Community and Migrant Health Centers and Homeless, for $6,375,000 with 0 percent of the total NCA project financed with non-federal sources. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.