Learning Resources — Publications

Housing, Health, and LGBTQIA+ Older Adults | 2021

This publication provides health centers with promising practices for supporting LGBTQIA+ older adults with their housing and related health care needs, including screening for homelessness and housing, supporting aging in place, providing affirming referrals for housing and supportive services, and offering inclusive health care environments.

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Engaging the Families of Transgender and Gender Diverse Children | 2021

This publication engages pediatric primary care providers, mental health providers, health center administrators and support staff in learning how to actively engage families in the support of their transgender and gender diverse (TGD) children, with the aim of improving the health outcomes for TGD youth. Providers will learn best practices for serving the families of TGD youth, and strategies for successfully providing resources and referrals in response to a variety of family and patient needs and priorities.

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LGBTQIA+ Youth and Experiences of Human Trafficking: A Healing-Centered Approach

This publication provides a framework for understanding the forces that drive human trafficking among LGBTQIA+ youth, and offers recommendations for providing meaningful, affirming, and non-judgmental care through the application of a healing-centered approach.

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HIV and Diabetes Mellitus

This 2021 fact sheet from the National LGBTQIA+ Health Education Center provides information for health centers to manage co-occurring diabetes and HIV, including information about the metabolic side effects of antiretroviral medications.

Medical Care of Trans and Gender Diverse Adults

The Fenway Health Transgender Health Program (THP) produced these protocols for clinicians in primary care settings to best serve their Transgender and Gender Diverse (TGD) patients. The mission of Fenway Health is to enhance the wellbeing of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities and all people in our neighborhood and beyond. As part of that larger mission, the THP seeks to promote and support knowledgeable and comprehensive care to TGD persons in an environment that is comfortable, safe, and affirming.

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TelePrEP: Telemedicine for HIV Prevention

This publication discusses the advantages and challenges of telePrEP, the use of telemedicine specifically for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), and provides best practices for clinicians and PrEP programs.

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Quick guide for Supporting the Behavioral Health of Sexual Minority Men

Although the majority of sexual minority men maintain good mental health and healthy behaviors, research has shown that as a population, they are at greater risk for substance use disorders and mental health problems. This “quick guide” provides an overview of these risks, the contextual factors driving the risks, and potential interventions to mitigate the root causes of these risks.

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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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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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