LGBTQ for Providers

Health Education

The LGBT community is diverse. What binds them together as social and gender minorities are common experiences of stigma and discrimination, the struggle of living at the intersection of many cultural backgrounds. As a result, LGBT people face a common set of challenges in accessing culturally competent health services and achieving the highest possible level of health.

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Lambda Legal

When Health Care Isn't Caring: Lambda Legal's Survey of Discrimination Against LGBT People and People with HIV examines refusal of care and barriers to health care among LGBT and HIV communities on a national scale.

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GLMA Webinar: Quality Health Care for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender People: A series of YouTube webinars on understanding the health needs of LGBT patients.

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The Fenway Institute

Affirmative Care for Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming People: Best Practices for Front-line Health Care Staff: Tips and strategies for staff in health care environments to improve communication and create a more affirming environment for transgender patients.

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A Practitioner's Resource Guide: Helping Families to Support Their LGBT Children

Helps practitioners implement best practices in engaging and helping families and caregivers to support their LGBT children.

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Improving the Healthcare of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People

Understanding and Eliminating Health Disparities: Outlines LGBT health disparities and how providers and improve their care for LGBT patients.

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Engaging with men who have sex with men in the Clinical Setting

Serves as a primer on information related to men who have sex with men (MSM) for physicians, nurses, and other health care providers delivering HIV and primary care services in diverse clinical settings.

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Kaiser Permanente's Provider's Handbook on Culturally Competent Care

LGBT Population: Provides an overview of the cultural and epidemiological differences that characterize LGBT populations and recommendations to improve care for LGBT people.

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National Resource Center on LGBT Aging

Inclusive Services for LGBT Older Adults- A Practical Guide for Creating Welcoming Agencies: Helps service providers to understand the unique barriers that LGBT older adults face, as well as the many ways to improve and expand the continuum of care and services available.

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American Medical Association – LGBT Resources

Provides numerous resources to assist providers in LGBT patient care.

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Creating Equal Access to Quality Healthcare for Transgender Patients

Outline of transgender-affirming health care policies that ensure quality care for transgender patients.

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Healthy People 2020: LGBT

Provides information on how to improve the health, safety, and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) individuals.

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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: LGBT

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recommended actions to improve the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities.

View the recommended actions on the Health and Human Services website