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Ten Strategies for Creating Inclusive Health Care Environments for LGBTQIA+ People (2021)

Creating welcoming, inclusive, and affirming health care environments is critical for increasing access to care for LGBTQIA+ people. This guide presents ten strategies every health care organization can do to become more affirming and welcoming for LGBTQIA+ patients and staff and sets a foundation for comprehensive organizational change.

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Coordinating Hepatitis C (HCV) and HIV Treatment in Primary Care

HCV and HIV are overlapping epidemics with serious clinical implications for infected patients. Community health centers are poised to prevent and treat these viral infections by understanding the implications of comorbidity and by creating a welcoming environment for those at risk for, previously infected, or currently infected with one or both diseases. Join the National Nurse-Led Care Consortium and the National LGBTQIA+ Health Education Center for a webinar exploring the link between HCV and HIV, and particular considerations for community-based primary care providers. We will be joined by infectious disease specialists Dr. Kevin Ard and nurse practitioner Maggie Beiser, Director of HCV Services at Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program, who will share expertise and cases that demonstrate best practices for preventing and/or treating co-infection.

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HIV and Diabetes

This webinar, intended for our clinical audience, will explore best practices for the management of co-occurring HIV and diabetes. Drs. Janet Lo and Kevin Ard will present cases highlighting the risk of developing diabetes among patients with HIV. Participants of this webinar will learn about the metabolic side effects of antiretroviral medications and discuss drug interactions between anti-diabetic and antiretroviral medications.

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Engaging Families of Transgender and Gender Diverse Youth

In this webinar, participants will learn strategies for engaging families and caregivers in supporting transgender and gender diverse (TGD) children and youth. Webinar attendees will explore best and promising practices for implementing interventions in order to decrease family rejection, improve physical and mental health outcomes, and ensure safe and stable housing for TGD youth.

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PrEP Care for Patients Experiencing Homelessness

In this national, panel-style webinar, participants will learn about promising and best practices for PrEP programming for patients experiencing homelessness. Panelists, including a medical provider, an administrator, and a nurse, will discuss barriers to care, ideas for creating welcoming and affirming environments, and strategies for PrEP navigation for people experiencing homelessness.

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Sexual Health and Older LGBTQIA+ Adults

Sexual health is an integral part of overall health, and this remains so as people age. This publication describes core terms and concepts for sexual orientation and gender identity, addresses common misconceptions about sexuality and aging, and outlines special considerations for the sexual health care of older adults, including a demonstration of how to elicit an affirming sexual history.

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The COVID-19 Pandemic: Supporting LGBTQIA+ Patients

This 2021 publication from the National LGBTQIA+ Health Education Center details how the COVID-19 pandemic affects LGBTQIA+ subpopulations. This brief provides strategies and resources to improve the capacity of health centers to meet the needs of LGBTQIA+ patients during the pandemic. 

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Housing and Older LGBTQIA+ Adults – Part 2

For this webinar series, The National LGBTQIA+ Health Education Center is partnering with National Center for Equitable Care for Elders, The Corporation for Supportive Housing, The National Health Care for the Homeless Council and the National Center for Health in Public Housing to highlight the importance of housing security for Older LGBTQIA+ Adults.

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Mental Health and Substance Use Among Gay, Bisexual and MSM

Minority stress, stigma, discrimination and homophobia can lead to some people to turn to the use of substances as a coping mechanism. In this webinar, participants will explore best and promising practices for health centers in supporting the mental health of gay and bisexual men who use opioids, methamphetamines, and/or other substances as a means of coping with environmental stressors.

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Housing and Older LGBTQIA+ Adults – Part 1

For this webinar series, The National LGBTQIA+ Health Education Center is partnering with National Center for Equitable Care for Elders, The Corporation for Supportive Housing, The National Health Care for the Homeless Council and the National Center for Health in Public Housing to highlight the importance of housing security for Older LGBTQIA+ Adults.

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