We Are The National LGBTQIA+ Health Education Center
We provide educational programs, resources, and consultation to health care organizations with the goal of optimizing quality, cost-effective health care for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual, and all sexual and gender minority (LGBTQIA+) people.
Eating disorders have steadily increased in the U.S. population, especially since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Although once considered a problem for white wealthy girls and women, eating disorders and related body-image disturbances are now known to reach across all races/ethnicities, socio-economic levels, and gender identities. Research suggests that lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people have a high prevalence of eating disorders and negative body image that may require culturally responsive approaches to screening and counseling. This clinical publication provides information and strategies for improving the capacity of health centers to screen, assess, and address issues related to eating disorders and body image among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual, and all sexually and gender diverse (LGBTQIA+) people, with special considerations for LGBTQIA+ youth, older adults, and non-binary people.
Join us for an opportunity for your health center to learn from experts and a cohort of peer organizations in order to increase the availability of culturally-responsible, comprehensive primary care for transgender and gender diverse people. TransECHO uses the Project ECHO model in conjunction with the application of practice transformation principles. Your health center will work alongside other health centers to create systems of care that support transgender and gender diverse patients with topics such as gender affirming care for youth, document changes and assessments, surgical gender affirmation, mental health care, and more! Sessions will be held from 2:00-4:00 PM EST every other Wednesday starting January 10th with our final session on June 12th. Please submit your application using the link below and we look forward to hearing from you!
Use of telepsychiatry increased during the COVID-19 pandemic, resulting in greater access and the potential for improved care, although barriers to wider adoption remain. As far back as 1878, telehealth has been used to connect clinicians to patients, with great leaps forward occurring in the late twentieth century, as the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration monitored astronauts’ physiological well-being in space using remote medicine.
While sexually and gender diverse (SGD) people have higher odds of alcohol use disorder (AUD) compared to heterosexual and cisgender people, AUD treatment access and use disparities are not well characterized. The purpose of this study is to assess differences in AUD treatment among SGD versus non-SGD populations.
The population of youths reporting sexual and gender minority (SGM) identities is growing in the United States. Protecting and promoting the health of SGM youths is a priority for the health system, and collection of SOGI data is a necessary step toward achieving this goal. Concerted efforts from providers, public health leaders, and policymakers are critical for addressing existing barriers to collecting SOGI information among pediatric patients.
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Our library is open. We’re proud to provide no-cost educational materials on the latest developments, issues, and best practices in providing affirming LGBTQIA+ healthcare, by leading researchers and clinicians from across the country.
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Ready to transform your practice? Get in touch with us and let’s find out how we can work together to help bring expertise in LGBTQIA+-affirming care to your organization or event.