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Cultural Adaptation of Measures and Tools for Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI) Data Collection

This publication was designed as a companion resource to Ready, Set, Go! Guidelines and Tips for Collecting Patient Data on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI) to explain the importance of SOGI data collection to identify and address the unique needs of sexual and gender minority patient populations, with special consideration for culturally and linguistically diverse patients who are part of LGBTQIA+ communities. This guide will help healthcare staff to identify procedures to translate and adapt SOGI data collection questions and patient education materials for multilingual patient populations accurately and affirmatively, with considerations for Spanish-speaking LGBTQIA+ patients as an example. The recommendations in this publication will assist health teams in planning next actions to implement culturally and linguistically affirming practices that are community informed and integrated throughout the health experiences of multilingual, multiethnic, and racially diverse patients.

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Culturally Responsive Depression Screening and Referral for LGBTQIA+ Patients

This webinar aims to increase the capacity of health centers to conduct culturally responsive depression and mental health screening and referral for LGBTQIA+ communities. This webinar will support health centers in population needs assessment and management, community needs and resource mapping, and clinical effectiveness of care for LGBTQIA+ patients, with an emphasis on social determinants of health.

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Increasing Equity in Pain Management, Substance Use Disorder Treatment, and Linkages to Care

The purpose of this Resource Guide is to support health center care teams in providing equitable, compassionate, high-quality care for patients in the contexts of pain management, substance use disorders (SUDs), and meaningful linkages to care. Inside, you will find actionable strategies and resources to help your care team reduce health disparities and advance health equity among minoritized and stigmatized people who, due to historical and structural injustices, are more vulnerable to undertreatment and mistreatment of pain and SUDs.

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Integrated Behavioral Health Care for Transgender and Gender Diverse People: An Affirming, Harm Reduction, and Trauma Responsive Approach

Integrated behavioral health care cannot eliminate all barriers and health inequities experienced by transgender and gender diverse (TGD) people. It can, however, serve as a bridge to overall wellness, and can fulfill functions associated with primary care, and in doing so, can represent a low-barrier, harm reduction method of meeting patients’ needs. It can provide a setting to address mental health concerns that may arise from the process of negotiating one’s identity as a TGD person, being denied certain forms of health care, or navigating spaces where one’s value is diminished. Integrated behavioral health care can also help to facilitate the initiation and management of gender-affirming hormone therapy, thereby reducing the need for referrals to specialty providers, eliminating wait times, and enhancing patient and provider satisfaction. 

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Body Image, Eating Disorders, and LGBTQIA+ Identities: Supporting Youth, Older Adults, and Non-binary People

Eating disorders have steadily increased in the U.S. population, especially since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Although once considered a problem for white wealthy girls and women, eating disorders and related body-image disturbances are now known to reach across all races/ethnicities, socio-economic levels, and gender identities. Research suggests that lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people have a high prevalence of eating disorders and negative body image that may require culturally responsive approaches to screening and counseling. This clinical publication provides information and strategies for improving the capacity of health centers to screen, assess, and address issues related to eating disorders and body image among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual, and all sexually and gender diverse (LGBTQIA+) people, with special considerations for LGBTQIA+ youth, older adults, and non-binary people.

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Cultural Adaptation of Measures and Tools for Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI) Data Collection

This webinar will highlight opportunities to adapt SOGI data collection measures and tools through culturally and linguistically affirming approaches, to better serve multilingual, multiethnic, and racially diverse communities. Participants will hear from bilingual-bicultural researcher Carlos Rodriguez-Diaz, PhD, MPHE, MCHES who will share his experiences developing culturally relevant strategies with Spanish-speaking communities, and Dr. Alex Keuroghlian, MD, MPH, who will highlight SOGI resources from the National LGBTQIA+ Health Education Center.

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Long COVID and LGBTQIA+ Mental Health

This webinar will focus on the mental health impacts for LGBTQIA+ people who are coping with Long COVID (Post-acute COVID-19 Syndrome, or PACS). The COVID-19 pandemic has had an acute negative impact on the physical and mental health of people with multiple, marginalized identities. Issues of isolation, anxiety, depression, and thoughts of suicide or self-harm have all seen a dramatic rise in the past few years and continue to profoundly affect LGBTQIA+ people with PACS. In this webinar, Zeina Chemali, MD, MPH, and Dr. Alex Keuroghlian, MD, MPH, will address the ways mental health disparities continue to impact LGBTQIA+ communities in the age of COVID-19 and discuss best practices for culturally responsive and affirming care of Long COVID based on current research.

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Culturally and Trauma-Responsive Integrated Behavioral Health Care for LGBTQIA+ Communities

In this webinar we will discuss best practices and lessons learned from the field in response to challenges delivering affirming care for LGBTQIA+ people. We will discuss the impact of these efforts on health and care for LGBTQIA+ communities, and how to work towards culturally responsive and trauma-informed integrative behavioral health care across care teams to promote health and well-being.

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Collecting Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Data (AESGM 2023)

In this presentation from the March 2023 Advancing Excellence in Sexual and Gender Minority Health Education conference, Chris Grasso and Juwan Campbell discuss why and how to collect Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI) data, as well as how to implement SOGI data collection at your health center.

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Trauma Informed Care for Trans and Gender Diverse Patients

In this talk from the 2022 Advancing Excellence in Transgender Health Care Conference, Dr. Jenny Potter and Samara Grossman discuss trauma informed care for Gender-Diverse patients. By the end of this talk, you will be able to define trauma and its adverse effects on mental health, explain how to address signs and symptoms of trauma as they arise during a clinical encounter, and describe  how to use a universal trauma-informed approach to optimize care for Trans and Gender-Diverse patients.

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