Learning Resources

LGBTQIA+ Patients and Social Determinants of Health Screening and Documentation

In this webinar, Dr. Bisola Ojikutu discusses screening for Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual and other gender minority (LGBTQIA+) patients. Webinar content will focus on SDOH disparities for LGBTQIA+ people, existing screening tools, and their adaptation for culturally affirming screening and referral for LGBTQIA+ people.

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ACCELERATE PrEP for HIV Training Modules

Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) refers to the use of anti-retroviral medication by people at risk of acquiring HIV, and is highly effective to protect against HIV infection.

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TelePrEP and Tele-STI Care: Optimizing Safer Sex in the Pandemic

The webinar discusses what is known about sexual behavior during the pandemic and what constitutes safer sex in the COVID-19 era. The talk contextualizes PrEP as part of a sexual harm reduction strategy and discusses models for remote PrEP delivery and clinical monitoring. Practical issues, such as STI screening and reimbursement, is also  discussed. 

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Supporting LGBTQIA+ Youth Who Have Experienced Trafficking

In partnership with Futures without Violence, this webinar provides strategies for the identification of LGBTQIA+ youth at risk for trafficking. Participants will learn about the health impacts of this experience for LGBTQIA+ youth, and explore research-informed and promising practices for the implementation of trauma-sensitive policies and practices.

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Collecting Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI) Data (Fall 2020)

In this webinar, Chris Grasso, Vice President for Health Informatics and Data Services and Mason Dunn, Deputy Director for the Division of Education and Training at Fenway Health, discuss best practices for health centers to collect patient Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI) data and document SOGI in electronic health records. The training will focus on analyzing and using SOGI data for clinical decision-making and monitoring health disparities, and if, when, and how the collection and analysis of employee SOGI data can inform practices in HR, including policies for hiring, onboarding and retention.

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HIV Measures and Reporting

In partnership with The HITEQ Center, The National LGBTQIA+ Health Education Center hosts a one-hour question and answer style webinar to explore the new UDS reporting from the Bureau of Primary Health Care to help health centers expand outreach, testing and linkage to care for HIV screening, prevention, and treatment. A short presentation on the details of the new/ updated measures on PrEP, HIV screening and HIV linkage to care is followed by a panel Q+A with Jillian Maccini, The HITEQ Project Director, and Danielle Funk, Health Informatics Manager for Fenway Health.

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Sexual Health in the time of COVID-19

In this webinar, Dr. Ken Mayer discusses sexual health in the time of COVID-19. Participants learn how to counsel patients on the transmission of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, and how to protect themselves in the context of sexual health. Dr. Mayer will offer strategies for providers to help patients minimize risk of SARS-CoV-2 acquisition while affirming the desire for intimacy, and participants will learn how telehealth technology can be used to provide remote sexual health counseling and screening for STIs.

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Behavioral Health Care Outside the Binary

In this talk from the 2020 Advancing Excellence in Transgender Health conference, Dr. Chang covers how to break out of the binary when approaching behavioral health care for clients.

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Collecting Gender Identity Data in EHRs

In this talk from the 2020 Advancing Excellence in Transgender Health conference, Chris Grasso and Danielle Funk discuss the importance of and how to collect gender identity data in EHRs.

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What Providers Need to Know about Trans Legal Issues

Health care professionals play an important role not only in delivering health care, but also in assisting transgender patients with non-medical aspects of gender-affirmation. Health care professionals must provide documentation for insurance appeals, gender marker changes, or medical leave. Patients may tell providers of legal problems they are experiencing and ask for help with advocacy at school or work. Caring for minors raises challenges when parents disagree about treatments. In this talk from the 2020 Advancing Excellence in Transgender Health conference, participants will gain a basic understanding of legal issues facing trans people and the current state of legal protections available so that you can become an effective advocate and resource for trans patients.

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