The goal of this webinar is to increase the capacity of health centers to meet the health care and support needs of LGBTQIA+ patients who are living with diabetes during a global pandemic. Participants will discover how COVID-19 has changed the landscape of diabetes prevention, care, and management, particularly for LGBTQIA+ people, and learn promising practices to improve health outcomes.
Learning Resources — COVID-19
Affirming Health Care for LGBTQIA+ People during the COVID-19 Pandemic
This panel-style presentation will feature a diverse group of providers in mental health, nursing, and medicine with expertise in LGBTQIA+ health, providing their unique perspectives on how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected patient care for LGBTQIA+ people. Participants will learn strategies to support LGBTQIA+ patients accessing healthcare and how to provide affirming treatment and referrals to address the lasting mental health effects of COVID-19, including increased levels of anxiety, substance use, and depression triggered by social isolation, bereavement, fear, or loss of income.
Working with Transgender and Gender Diverse (TGD) Youth during the COVID-19 Pandemic
This webinar will assist health centers in recognizing and supporting the importance of access to gender-affirming care for transgender and gender diverse (TGD) youth.
Supporting Older LGBTQIA+ Adults during COVID-19
Participants of this webinar will discover strategies for engaging internal and community resources for supporting older LGBTQIA+ patients during a pandemic. Facilitators from The LGBTQIA+ Aging Project will discuss methods for connecting with communities, and best practices for attending to the mental health and social determinants of health needs of LGBTQIA+ older adults during COVID-19.
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Telehealth and PrEP/HIV Care Outcomes
Participants of this training will learn about the current research in telehealth and PrEP/HIV care outcomes, including PrEP @ Home and considerations for the administration and management of PrEP during COVID-19. Additionally, training participants will explore the topic of PrEP program implementation in a health center setting, including best practices for systems of care and improving adherence.
Behavioral Health Care for LGBTQIA+ Patients during COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound negative impact on the mental health of people in marginalized communities across the United States. Issues of isolation, anxiety, depression, thoughts of suicide or self-harm, all have seen a dramatic rise over the past year. For LGBTQIA+ communities, where many of these issues were already alarmingly high, the impact has been even more concerning. In this webinar, Dr. Alex Keuroghlian, MD, MPH, will address the ways mental health disparities effecting LGBTQIA+ people have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, and discuss how providers might meet the needs of those within this community.
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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.
COVID-19: The State of the Vaccine
In this webinar participants will learn more about the status of clinical trials for the COVID-19 vaccine, discuss strategies for a culturally responsive pandemic response, and explore the challenges surrounding safe, reliable, and equitable distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine.
Health Equity and COVID-19
COVID-19 has been shown to disproportionately affect people from racial and ethnic minority groups due to deep-rooted inequities in health and social systems. Participants in this webinar will discuss the unique challenges and barriers to care faced by members of these communities in the time of a global pandemic, including best practices for culturally responsive care.
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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, are also discussed.