Learning Resources — Webinars

Engaging Health Centers in the Human Rights Campaign’s Healthcare Equality Index to Advance LGBTQIA+ Equity

Health centers strive to create an environment where all patients, visitors, and employees feel safe, affirmed, and respected. How do you know if your health center is truly meeting those needs? One way is to participate in the upcoming Healthcare Equality Index (HEI) survey from the Human Rights Campaign (HRC). This biennial survey evaluates and scores healthcare facilities on detailed criteria under four central pillars:

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Health Benefits and Considerations of Sports Participation and Physical Activity for Transgender and Gender Diverse People

This webinar will present the unique barriers to and benefits of physical activity and sports participation for transgender and gender diverse (TGD) persons. Presenters will discuss the legal, social, and medical barriers to engagement, including accessibility and safety. The webinar will highlight medical and mental health benefits specific to TGD persons, including with regard to osteopenia/osteoporosis, obesity, hypertension, minimization of gender dysphoria, and other mental health benefits. Participants will hear directly from a transgender athlete about their experience navigating sports participation and from a clinician on best practices for engaging TGD patients with compassionate informed support and connecting them to affirming sports-related resources.

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Gender-affirming Care for Transgender and Gender Diverse People Experiencing Homelessness

This webinar will highlight unique challenges and best practices to improve gender-affirming care for TGD people experiencing homelessness and housing insecurity. Presenters will provide an overview of the spectrum of housing instability, address screening considerations and data collection for Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) and Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI), and offer specific resources to support housing stability, gender affirmation, and other social emotional support services. The session will include a didactic component and case presentations.

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Affirming Telehealth Practices for LGBTQIA+ Communities

Join us for this one-hour session to explore promising telehealth practices to serve LGBTQIA+ communities and mitigate stigma and barriers to healthcare. This session will give a comprehensive overview of tools, resources, and best practices to help you build or expand your telehealth programming to improve the health and wellbeing of LGBTQIA+ patients. This session will be led by Emily Phillips, Telehealth Project Manager.

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What You Need to Know About Informal Caregiving and the LGBTQIA+ Community 

This webinar from the National LGBTQIA+ Health Education Center and the National Center for Equitable Care for Elders (NCECE) will focus on the unique experiences and considerations for supporting both LGBTQIA+ caregivers who provide care or assistance to a family member, chosen family, or friend and those providing care to LGBTQIA+ older adults. 

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What’s Next in PrEP?: New Strategies for Prevention

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Just over 10 years ago, the first agent for HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis was approved in the United States. Since then, the landscape of PrEP has shifted, with approval of additional PrEP medications and growth of low-threshold PrEP delivery strategies, such as same-day PrEP. In this interactive webinar, participants will learn about new medications in the pipeline for PrEP and emerging PrEP delivery models.

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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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Training Skills Overview (AESGM 2023)

In this presentation from the March 2023 Advancing Excellence in Sexual and Gender Minority Health Education conference, Dr. Camila Mateo discusses skills for training colleagues and other adult learners in SGM health equity, with a focus on the how.

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SGM Health Education Champions Panel (AESGM 2023)

In this panel from the March 2023 Advancing Excellence in Sexual and Gender Minority Health Education conference, Dr. Lakesha Williams moderates a panel of Health Education Champions.

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