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.
This publication provides health centers with promising practices for supporting LGBTQIA+ older adults with their housing and related health care needs, including screening for homelessness and housing, supporting aging in place, providing affirming referrals for housing and supportive services, and offering inclusive health care environments.
This training is aimed at increasing the ability of health centers to improve recruitment, hiring and retention of LGBTQIA+ staff and providers. Participants will learn about the integration of staff into professional and clinical teams, the development of affirming and inclusive HR forms, practices and policies, and the importance of an affirming work culture in the retention of an LGBTQIA+ workforce.
This publication engages pediatric primary care providers, mental health providers, health center administrators and support staff in learning how to actively engage families
in the support of their transgender and gender-diverse (TGD) children, with the aim of improving the health outcomes for TGD youth. Providers will learn best practices for serving the families of TGD youth, and strategies for successfully providing resources and referrals in response to a variety of family and patient needs and priorities.
New Study Published: City-level Structural Stigma and Patient Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Data Collection at U.S. Health Centers
A study published in the American Journal of Public Health found that federally qualified health care centers located in municipalities that implement LGBTQIA+ non-discrimination laws collect more complete sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) data for patients than those located in municipalities that have not enacted LGBTQIA+ non-discrimination provisions. It is the first study to demonstrate an empirical relationship between SOGI patient data collection and the larger societal conditions, cultural norms, and institutional policies that adversely affect LGBTQIA+ people. The study contributes new knowledge to the growing body of research around stigma and discrimination and the health of minoritized populations.
This publication provides a framework for understanding the forces that drive human trafficking among LGBTQIA+ youth, and offers recommendations for providing meaningful, affirming, and non-judgmental care through the application of a healing-centered approach.
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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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