Learning Resources

Neurodiversity & Gender-Diverse Youth: An Affirming Approach to Care 2020

This publication provides insight from qualitative research and clinical experience into the unique experience of gender-diverse, neurodiverse youth.

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Affirming Primary Care for Intersex People 2020


This community-informed clinical guide on primary care for intersex people provides an overview of intersex terms and concepts, the health concerns of intersex people, intersex-affirming practices, and resources for further learning.

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Achieving Health Equity for LGBTQIA People (2020)

In this training, Dr. Alex Keuroghlian discusses important LGTBQIA+ concepts and terminology, highlights the relationship between stigma and LGBTQIA+ health disparities and describes best practices in LGBTQIA+ health related to effective communication, data collection, and creating an inclusive environment.

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Supportive Housing and Health Services for LGBTQIA+ Youth Experiencing Homelessness: Promising Practices

This publication addresses health disparities that LGBTQIA+ youth experiencing homelessness face and focuses on ways to increase engagement of LGBTQIA+ youth into health and housing programs. It highlights three notable programs in three U.S. cities that have developed culturally-tailored programs to engage and support LGBTQIA+ youth experiencing homelessness and includes promising practices based on common themes across the programs.

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Diabetes, Heart Disease, and LGBTQIA+ Populations

Dr. Alex Gonzalez of Fenway Health  and Katherine Overton of the American Heart Association discuss diabetes and heart disease in LGBTQIA+ populations. This webinar covers issues around social determinants of health that make sexual and gender minorities more likely to have diabetes, and discusses tools for managing diabetes in special populations, such as the American Heart Association's "Know Diabetes by Heart" initiative.

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Ready, Set, Go! Guidelines and Tips For Collecting Patient Data on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI) – 2020 Update

This guide is designed to help your health center successfully collect SO/GI data, no matter where you are in the process. For those just beginning, the guide can be used from start to finish. If you have already created a system, but have encountered challenges and questions, this guide can help you address them. Even if your system is working smoothly, you will find resources and recommendations here that will help you move to the next level of data collection and analysis. This newly updated publication includes information on how to work with undocumented patients, patients who speak English as a second language or not at all, and patients who may engage in same-sex behaviors or have a gender identity that is different from their sex assigned at birth, but who do not identify as LGBTQIA+.

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Behavioral Health Care for Transgender and Gender-diverse People

In this webinar, Dr. Alex Keuroghlian discusses behavioral health care for transgender and gender-diverse people at health centers. This session will contextualize mental health inequities across diagnostic categories within a gender minority stress framework, propose culturally responsive tailoring of evidence-based clinical practices, and offer strategies for building inclusive, affirming, and trauma-informed environments within health centers in order to optimize behavioral health outcomes.

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Gender Diversity and Affirmation for Children and Adolescents

This webinar covers behavioral health considerations for gender diverse youth, pubertal blockade as part of a gender affirmation strategy, and a holistic care-team approach to working with gender diverse young people. Dr. Carswell and Dr. McGregor describe the team-based care approach used at Boston Children's Hospital's GEMS Clinic.

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PrEP Action Kit (Updated 2020)

This PrEP Action Kit includes clinical resources to help providers incorporate PrEP into their practices. Including helpful resources such as tips on taking a comprehensive sexual history, frequently asked questions about PrEP and information on PrEP prescribing and monitoring. This action kit is an essential resource for all providers treating LGBTQIA+ patients or patients at risk of HIV infection.

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PrEP and Informatics

In this webinar experts from Fenway Health and HITEQ  discuss using data, electronic health records, and informatics to make informed decisions regarding PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) for HIV prevention. The webinar covers both clinical data usage and administrative staff support in using data and informatics for optimizing PrEP in health centers. 

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