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Suggested Resources and Readings

Below you will find suggestions for accessing further information on LGBT health and health care delivery. Contact us if you want to recommend a resource to add to this list.

Textbooks and Briefs

Ard K, Makadon H.  Improving the Health Care of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) People: Understanding and Eliminating Health Disparities.  The Fenway Institute, Fenway Health, 2012.

Cahill S, Bradford J, Grasso C, Makadon H. Why gather data on sexual orientation and gender identity in clinical settings.The Fenway Institute, Fenway Health, 2012.

Cahill S, Bradford J, Grasso C, Makadon H. How to gather data on sexual orientation and gender identity in clinical settings. Fenway Institute, Fenway Health, 2012.

Makadon H, Mayer K, Potter, J, Goldhammer H, eds. The Fenway Guide to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Health. American College of Physicians, 2008.

Meyer IH, Northridge ME, eds. The Health of Sexual Minorities: Public Health Perspectives on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Populations. Springer; 2006.

Cultural Competency

A Provider’s Handbook on Culturally Competent Care: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered Population (Kaiser Permanente National Diversity Council)

Advancing Effective Communication, Cultural Competence, and Patient- and Family-Centered Care for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Community: A Field Guide. (The Joint Commission)

Engaging with Men Who Have sex with Men in the Clinical Setting: A Primer for Physicians, Nurses, and other Health Care Providers (Global Forum on MSM & HIV)

Guidelines for the care of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Patients (Gay and Lesbian Medical Association)

Ard K, Makadon H.  Improving the Health Care of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) People: Understanding and Eliminating Health Disparities. The Fenway Institute, Fenway Health, 2012.

Posters promoting LGBT health care access; brochures on cancer and LGBT people (GLBT Health Access Project)

Providing Services to LGBT Patients (National Association of Community Health Centers)

Garnero, TL. Providing Culturally Sensitive Diabetes Care and Education for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Community. Diabetes Spectrum. 2010;23(3).

Reaching Out to Other Special Populations: Providing Services to Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Patients (National Association of Community Health Centers. Special Population Series’ Information Bulletin #11)

Sample Non-Discrimination Policies (Human Rights Campaign)

Self-Assessment Checklist for Personnel Providing Services and Supports to LGBTQ Youth and Their Families. National Center for Cultural Competence, Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development, 2012.

Top Health Issues for LGBT Populations Information & Resource Kit. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 2012.

Taking A Sexual History

A Guide to Taking a Sexual History. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

Patient Sexual Health History: What you need to know to help (online video, American Medical Association)

STD/HIV Risk Assessment & Risk Reduction: A Quick Reference Guide. (Mountain Plains AIDS and Education Training Center and Seattle STD/HIV Prevention Training Center)

Nussbaum MH, Hamilton CD. The Proactive Sexual Health History. Am Fam Physician. 2002 Nov 1;66(9):1705-13.

HIV/STD Screening, Testing and Prevention

National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Policy Institute, BiNet USA, The Fenway Institute. Bisexual health: an introduction and model practices for HIV/STI prevention programming. 2007.

Combating the Silent Epidemic of Viral Hepatitis: Action Plan for the Prevention, Care & Treatment of Viral Hepatitis (US Department of Health and Human Services)

Effective Interventions: HIV Prevention That Works

Hepatitis Risk Assessment Tool (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

Center for Disease Control and Prevention. HIV/AIDS: Testing in Clinical Settings. 

HIV Screening Model for Primary Care (National Association for Community Health Centers)

National HIV/AIDS Strategy (The White House Office of National AIDS Policy)

National Resource Center for HIV/AIDS Prevention among Adolescents (Rutgers School of Nursing)

Screen, Test, Diagnose, and Prevent: A Clinician’s Resource for STDs in Gay Men and Other MSM. STD Checkup. California Department of Public Health, STD Control Branch.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Sexually Transmitted Diseases Treatment Guidelines, 2010. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Vol. 59: December 2010.

Williams JK, Wyatt GE, Wingood G. The four Cs of HIV prevention with African Americans: Crisis, condoms, culture, and community. Curr HIV/AIDS Rep. 2010;7:185–193.

The Multicultural AIDS Coalition

Behavioral Health and Substance Use

A provider’s introduction to substance abuse treatment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals, 2001. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, US Department of Health and Human Services.

King, BA, Dube, SR, and Tynan, MA. Current Tobacco Use Among Adults in the United States: Findings From the National Adult Tobacco Survey (abstract). American Journal of Public Health. 2012. (Tobacco use significantly higher among LGBT respondents when compared to the general population.)

Guidelines for psychotherapy with lesbian, gay, and bisexual clients. American Psychological Association.

Frazer, MS, Roche, C and Mirzayi, C. (2011). LGBT Health and Human Services Evalution Toolkit. Strength In Numbers Consulting Group for the AIDS Institute of the New York State Department of Health: Brooklyn, NY and Albany, NY.

Meyer IH. Prejudice, social stress, and mental health in lesbian, gay and bisexual populations: conceptual issues and research evidence. Psychological Bulletin. 2003;129:674-697.

Hatzenbuehler ML, Keyes KM, McLaughlin KA. The protective effects of social/contextual factors on psychiatric morbidity in LGB populations. Int J Epidemiol. 2011 Feb 17.

Discrimination in Health Care

Grant JM, Mottet LA, Tanis J. Injustice at Every Turn: A Report of the National Transgender Discrimination Survey. National Center for Transgender Equality and the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, 2011.

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. National Healthcare Disparities Report 2013.

When Health Care Isn’t Caring. Results from Lambda Legal’s Health Care Fairness Survey. Lamda Legal, 2009.

LGBT Veterans

LGBT Care at the Veteran’s Health Administration (VHA)WeServeAllWhoServed

The VHA is committed to providing quality care to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Veterans. Find out more information about the LGBT Program (10P4Y), Office of Patient Care Services here. While there, be sure to download the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Veteran healthcare fact sheet. 

Additional resources from VHA

VHA Posters

Policy Documents

For VA Staff

There are many resources available to you inside the VA firewall, including a LGB SharePoint site (http://vaww.infoshare.va.gov/sites/LGBEducation/default.aspx) and a Transgender SharePoint site (http://vaww.infoshare.va.gov/sites/pcsclipro/trer). Please bookmark SharePoints for future use. On these sites you’ll find on-demand educational resources for all VA employees, including:

  • Trainings on LGB Veteran healthcare, Taking a History of Sexual Health, and various aspects of transgender healthcare, including prescribing cross-sex hormones
  • Information on our interdisciplinary training program for transgender Veteran care (SCAN-ECHO) and our nationwide transgender consultation program (E-Consult)
  • A VA LGBT Patient Support Groups Directory
  • An LGBT glossary
  • Information on how to best take a sexual history
  • Resources for researchers
  • FAQs on how to change a patient’s name and gender in CPRS
  • VA-sponsored posters, and much more.

Contact LGBTProgram@va.gov if you have any difficulties locating these resources.

Hotlines

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Helpline

(888) 340-4528

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender National Hotline

(888) 843-4564

GLBT National Youth Talkline

(800) 246-7743

Peer Listening Line

(800) 399-PEER

Trans Lifeline

(877) 565-8860

Trevor Helpline Crisis Intervention for LGBTQ Youth

(866) 488-7386

 


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