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Affirming Organizational and Human Resource Policies for an LGBTQIA+ Workforce

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.

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Ready, Set, Go! Guidelines and Tips For Collecting Patient Data on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI) – 2022 Update

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.

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Affirming HIV and STI Prevention and Treatment for LGBTQIA+ People who are Experiencing Incarceration

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.

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New PrEP Guidelines

In this webinar, Dr. Kevin Ard will provide updated guidance related to PrEP, informed by new PrEP guidelines and the FDA approval of injectable PrEP.

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Health at the Intersection of Body Image, Identity, and Development: LGBTQIA+ Children and Youth

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.

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Innovations in HIV care for Two-Spirit and LGBTQIA+ Native people

This webinar is designed to help health centers recognize and respond to the unique considerations for the prevention and treatment of HIV for Two-Spirit and LGBTQIA+ Native people. Participants of this webinar will hear from expert panelists discussing best practices for providing affirming, high-quality HIV prevention and treatment in both rural and urban settings.

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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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Training Skills Overview: Focusing on the “How”

In this overview from the March 2022 Advancing Excellence in Sexual and Gender Minority Health Education: A Train-the-Trainer Course, Dr. Camila Mateo discusses how to be an excellent trainer including concepts such as flow of your presentation, interactive components and reducing bias.

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Developing a Tailored Training Program

In this overview from the March 2022 Advancing Excellence in Sexual and Gender Minority Health Education: A Train-the-Trainer Course, Dr. Alex Keuroghlian provides an overview of the key components of developing your own tailored training program.

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Developing SMART Goals

In this overview from the March 2022 Advancing Excellence in Sexual and Gender Minority Health Education: A Train-the-Trainer Course, Alicia Anderson, MBA, FACHE, reviews the principles of developing a S.M.A.R.T. goal and provides best practices for developing your own goals.

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