This brief discusses the impact that opioid use disorder has on the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) community. It will highlight best practices, trauma-informed care and behavioral health integration into primary care.
Learning Resources — Publications
Transgender people, like the general population, can suffer from a variety of common and rare severe mental health illnesses (SMI). This brief will cover recommendations on caring for this high-risk population.
Addressing Eating Disorders, Body Dissatisfaction, and Obesity Among Sexual and Gender Minority Youth
Sexual and gender minority (SGM) people experience higher rates of eating disorders, body dissatisfaction, and obesity compared to the general population. In this clinical brief, primary care and behavioral health providers will discover how these issues manifest in different subgroups of SGM adolescents and young adults, and will learn ways to address these conditions using affirming and effective treatments.
This brief offers health centers an introduction to providing trauma-informed care for HIV-positive men who have sex with men (MSM). The overall aims are to help health center staff understand the disproportionate prevalence of trauma and stress-related disorders among HIV-positive MSM, recognize the relationship of trauma to overall health and decreased engagement in primary care among HIV-positive MSM. This brief will also outline the promising practices in trauma-informed care to improve engagement of HIV-positive MSM in behavioral health and primary care.
Language is powerful and influences many of our interactions. As a health care provider, becoming familiar with terms used by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) communities can help you provide these patients with the highest quality care. In this glossary, you will find some of the terms most relevant to the health care of LGBT people translated into Spanish. This glossary does not have every term used by the community, but you will find terms most commonly used when patients are accessing health care. It is important to keep in mind that language can change over time, and so this glossary will be update periodically to reflect those changes.
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- Introduction to LGBTQIA+ Health
The National LGBT Health Education Center started conducting direct training and technical assistance with Federally Qualified Health Centers in 2014. This service was made possible by the expansion of our National Cooperative Agreement with the Health Resources and Services Administration to include technical assistance work. Since 2014, seventeen health centers in six states (Connecticut, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, New York, and Texas) have participated in the assessment process.
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- Organizational Change
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people come from all walks of life and experience many of the same health problems as non-LGBT people. This means that every organizational policy and procedure may impact the experience of LGBT people. To create an LGBT-affirming and inclusive environment, it is important to examine policies and procedures. This publication reviews some common updates to organizational forms and polices to create an affirming and inclusive environment for LGBT patients, and reviews strategies to modify procedures, behavior, and language to be inclusive of all patients.
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All members of a health care organization—front-line staff members, clinicians, and administrators—play a crucial role in offering an inclusive, affirming experience for all people, including those with non-binary gender identities. Everyone, no matter their gender identity or expression, appreciates friendly, courteous, and effective care. In addition, non-binary people, who have gender identities other than male or female, have unique needs when interacting with the health care system. Non-binary people face numerous health disparities as well as stigma, discrimination, and a lack of access to quality care. However, you do not need to specialize in non-binary health care to give your non-binary patients an affirming experience.
This pamphlet on sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) questions can be handed out to patients in waiting rooms or exam rooms. The pamphlet explains: why your organization is asking about SOGI, what each SOGI term means, and how the information will be kept confidential. The pamphlet comes in several languages.
|SOGI Questions English||English language version of the Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Questions: Information for Patients brochure.|
|اَلْعَرَبِيَّةُ/Arabic||Arabic translation of the Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Questions: Information for Patients brochure.|
|Español/Spanish||Preguntas sobre la orientación sexual y la identidad de género: Información para pacientes.|
|فارسی/Farsi||Farsi translation of the Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Questions: Information for Patients brochure.|
|Kreyòl Ayisyen/Haitian Creole||Nouvo kesyon sou preferans seksyèl epi sou idantite seksyèl : Enfòmasyon pou pasyan|
|Português do Brasil/Brazilian Portuguese||Novas perguntas sobre orientação sexual e identidade de gênero: Informação aos pacientes.|
|русский язык/Russian||Russian translation of the Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Questions: Information for Patients brochure.|
|简化字/Simplified Chinese||Simplified Chinese translation of the Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Questions: Information for Patients brochure.|
|Tiếng Việt/Vietnamese||Vietnamese translation of the Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Questions: Information for Patients brochure.|
|Tagalog||Tagalog translation of the Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Questions: Information for Patients brochure.|
This tool provides recommended questions for asking patients their sexual orientation and gender identity in electronic health records as well as some key terms and their definitions, all translated into Spanish.