Learning Resources

Collecting Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI) Data (Fall 2020)

In this webinar, Chris Grasso, Vice President for Health Informatics and Data Services and Mason Dunn, Deputy Director for the Division of Education and Training at Fenway Health, discuss best practices for health centers to collect patient Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI) data and document SOGI in electronic health records. The training will focus on analyzing and using SOGI data for clinical decision-making and monitoring health disparities, and if, when, and how the collection and analysis of employee SOGI data can inform practices in HR, including policies for hiring, onboarding and retention.

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HIV Measures and Reporting

In partnership with The HITEQ Center, The National LGBTQIA+ Health Education Center hosts a one-hour question and answer style webinar to explore the new UDS reporting from the Bureau of Primary Health Care to help health centers expand outreach, testing and linkage to care for HIV screening, prevention, and treatment. A short presentation on the details of the new/ updated measures on PrEP, HIV screening and HIV linkage to care is followed by a panel Q+A with Jillian Maccini, The HITEQ Project Director, and Danielle Funk, Health Informatics Manager for Fenway Health.

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Sexual Health in the time of COVID-19

In this webinar, Dr. Ken Mayer discusses sexual health in the time of COVID-19. Participants learn how to counsel patients on the transmission of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, and how to protect themselves in the context of sexual health. Dr. Mayer will offer strategies for providers to help patients minimize risk of SARS-CoV-2 acquisition while affirming the desire for intimacy, and participants will learn how telehealth technology can be used to provide remote sexual health counseling and screening for STIs.

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Behavioral Health Care Outside the Binary

In this talk from the 2020 Advancing Excellence in Transgender Health conference, Dr. Chang covers how to break out of the binary when approaching behavioral health care for clients.

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Collecting Gender Identity Data in EHRs

In this talk from the 2020 Advancing Excellence in Transgender Health conference, Chris Grasso and Danielle Funk discuss the importance of and how to collect gender identity data in EHRs.

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What Providers Need to Know about Trans Legal Issues

Health care professionals play an important role not only in delivering health care, but also in assisting transgender patients with non-medical aspects of gender-affirmation. Health care professionals must provide documentation for insurance appeals, gender marker changes, or medical leave. Patients may tell providers of legal problems they are experiencing and ask for help with advocacy at school or work. Caring for minors raises challenges when parents disagree about treatments. In this talk from the 2020 Advancing Excellence in Transgender Health conference, participants will gain a basic understanding of legal issues facing trans people and the current state of legal protections available so that you can become an effective advocate and resource for trans patients.

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Reproductive Care and Obstetrics Beyond the Binary

In this talk from the 2020 Advancing Excellence in Transgender Health conference, Dr. Viloria highlights reproductive care and obstetrics for transgender and gender-diverse people.

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Alternative Sexualities in Healthcare: Providing Affirming Care to Patients who Engage in Kink, BDSM, Fetish, Swinging, Ethical Non-Monogamy, Polyamory, and Open Arrangements

This talk from the 2020 Advancing Excellence in Transgender Health conference will provide an overview of various alternative sexualities (including kink, BDSM, and fetish) and relationship arrangements (including non-monogamy, polyamory, and swinging). Participants will be introduced to the implications of discrimination against patients with alternative sexualities and relationship arrangements on healthcare, historically and currently. Presenters will share best practices for providing affirming care to these populations in physical and behavioral health.

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Puberty Blockers and Hormone Therapy for Gender Diverse Youth and Adolescents

In this talk from the 2020 Advancing Excellence in Transgender Health conference, Dr. Carswell discusses puberty blockers and hormone therapy for transgender and gender-diverse youth and adolescents.

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Engaging Leadership and Organizational Change

This is a discussion based session from the 2020 Advancing Excellence in Transgender Health conference, designed to encourage attendees to take knowledge gained from the conference and prepare to apply this to their own care settings. Fenway Health will be used as a case study for discussion, and attendees are welcome to bring their own initiatives to workshop.

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