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.
Building a space of equity and inclusion for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, and asexual and all sexual and gender minority (LGBTQIA+) people in health care is a critical step to address health disparities faced by these communities. However, the process of building inclusive spaces is one that takes significant time, analysis, and investment at every level of leadership. This guide presents strategies and considerations in driving organizational change for LGBTQIA+ inclusion and equity in health care.
This guide was designed to help health centers and other health care organizations successfully collect sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) data and document the data into the electronic health record (EHR). For those just beginning the process, this guide can be used from start to finish. If you already have a system, but have encountered challenges and questions, this guide can help you address them. Even if your system is working smoothly, you will find resources and recommendations here that will help you move to the next level of data collection and analysis.
This case-based webinar will explore the unique considerations for health care providers at the intersection of HIV and STI prevention for LGBTQIA+ people experiencing incarceration. Participants will learn best practices for affirming services and referrals for patients who are currently incarcerated as well as those navigating re-entry.
Webinar participants will consider the relationship of body size vs. the overall health of the body for LGBTQIA+ youth and learn how health centers can support LGBTQIA+ children and youth in developing a healthy perception of their bodies. Participants will explore the relationship of childhood identity development to beauty and health standards and learn strategies for providing, or referring to affirming services for LGBTQIA+ youth, including patients experiencing body dysmorphia and/or dysphoria.
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.
Want to Connect?
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.