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Pre-Conference – Health Disparities, Stigma and Terminology

In this talk from the 2021 Advancing Excellence in Transgender Health conference, Dr. Reisner covers basic terminology and discusses health disparities and stigma that transgender and gender-diverse people face

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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.

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Why Weight? Improving the health of LGBTQIA+ patients by reducing weight stigma

Weight-related discrimination in the U.S. is common and is associated with substantial social, economic, and health costs. Allegra Gordon (she/her), ScD, MPH, Assistant Professor at Boston University's School of Public Health and Jamie Dannenberg (she/they), MS, RD, LDN, outpatient eating disorder dietitian at Metrowest Nutrition and co-creator of thirdwheelED, invite you to explore how we can improve health outcomes of LGBTQIA+ patients through a weight-inclusive approach to healthcare. This webinar will offer an introduction to the current state of the science on weight stigma and its effects on health, as well as critical insights on weight stigma in relation to LGBTQIA+ identities. Participants will come away from the webinar with concrete recommendations for creating a weight-inclusive medical practice.

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Health Disparities, Stigma and Terminology

In this talk from the 2020 Advancing Excellence in Transgender Health conference, Dr. Reisner covers basic terminology and discusses health disparities and stigma that transgender and gender-diverse people face.

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HIV Prevention in the South: Reducing Stigma, Increasing Access

The HIV epidemic disproportionately affects the Southern U.S., where 51% of new HIV diagnoses occurred in 2013. Despite substantial progress along the continuum of care, HIV remains a major health concern in the South, particularly for young, Black gay and bisexual men, other men who have sex men (MSM), and transgender women. Our new publication “HIV Prevention in the South: Reducing Stigma, Increasing Access” presents four strategic elements for preventing the further spread of HIV among vulnerable populations in the South, and suggests a more hopeful future for reducing the HIV epidemic.

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Structural Stigma and the Health of Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Populations

Psychological research has made significant advancements in the study of stigma but has tended to focus almost exclusively on individual and interpersonal stigma processes. Recently, researchers have expanded the stigma construct to consider how broader, macrosocial forms of stigma—what we call structural stigma—also disadvantage stigmatized individuals. In this webinar, Dr. Mark L. Hatzenbuehler of the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health will review current research demonstrating that structural stigma has far-reaching health consequences for lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) people. Dr. Hatzenbuehler will also examine future directions for structural stigma research, including exploring how providers at health centers, ASOs, CBOs, and other health care organizations can mitigate the effects of structural stigma with their LGB patients.

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Understanding Bisexuality: Challenging Stigma, Reducing Disparities, and Caring for Patients

Understanding Bisexuality: Challenging Stigma, Reducing Disparities, and Caring for Patients Bisexual people face a number of health-care related disparities, including lower access to health insurance, higher rates of certain types of cancer, and higher prevalence of intimate partner violence. This webinar, featuring Robyn Ochs, Ed.M, a national speaker and teacher, and the editor of the 42-country anthology, Getting Bi: Voices of Bisexuals Around the World and the Bi Women Quarterly, will explore what it means to be bisexual, and will help providers best prepare to meet the needs of their bisexual patients. She will highlight disparities faced by bisexual people, and challenge negative messages and stigma that surround the bisexual community.

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HPNT 096 ECHO Session Archive

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Meeting the Needs of the LGBTQIA+ Community at Community Health Centers in the South

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual (LGBTQIA+) citizens are a diverse community. However, they share a common need for culturally competent health care that recognizes and responds to specific risks and challenges due to social and structural inequities such as stigma and discrimination. This webinar aims to educate stakeholders on the needs and experiences of the LGBTQIA+ community and inform how HRSA health centers can effectively serve this community by addressing local needs and disparities and identifying opportunities to advance health equity through training, education, and collaboration with local community organizations.

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The LGBTQIA+ Health Education Center & The AMA Ed Hub

The AMA Ed Hub is an online learning platform dedicated to providing high-quality CME and educational content from trusted sources. The AMA Ed Hub features automated credit tracking and reporting for some states and specialty boards.

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