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.
A commentary published July 18, 2022 in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry cautions clinicians, scientists, and researchers against making assumptions that sexually and gender diverse people have a greater predisposition to psychiatric illness. The commentary was written in response to a newly published study by Oka et al showing that there were no differences in clinical responsiveness to electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) for treatment-resistant psychiatric illness between LGBTQ and non-LGBTQ patients. The authors of the study had hypothesized that LGBTQ patients would be less favorable to ECT because they would be more likely to have clinical conditions less favorable to ECT, such as posttraumatic stress disorder, personality disorders, or substance use disorders.
A Perspective essay published July 23, 2022 in the New England Journal of Medicine provides guidance on how the health care sector can mitigate the harm to sexual and gender minorities (SGM) caused by recently enacted and proposed legislation that limit access to care. The “Triple Aim framework” offered by the authors of the Perspective outlines a process by which providers, payers, researchers, and policymakers can enhance SGM patients’ care experiences, improve population health, and reduce per capita costs of care.
The goal of this panel webinar is to increase the capacity of health centers to meet the health care and support needs of LGBTQIA+ patients who have experienced incarceration or who are justice-involved. Participants will learn from an expert panel about how to improve screening, support, and referral services as well as explore opportunities and promising practices in developing community-based partnerships for reentry support.
This panel-style presentation will feature experts from community-led organizations whose work highlights the importance of assessing and supporting the resiliency of TGD youth to improve health outcomes. Participants of this webinar will discover strategies for developing meaningful and sustainable relationships to community partners that provide resiliency building opportunities for youth.
Ready to Learn?
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.