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Learning Modules 2.0: Updated and Interactive

The Learning Modules were developed to help clinicians and other health care professionals improve the quality of care for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) patients in health centers and other health care organizations. In May 2015, we updated the Learning Modules to reflect current research as well as cultural and social changes in terminology, identity, and more. In addition, we now offer the Modules in two formats: 1) interactive online self-guided learning and 2) slides that can be adapted for teaching LGBT health to others. Free CME/CEU is available for completing each module.

How to Use the Learning Modules

If you do not already have an account with us, you will need to create one before accessing the Modules.

For self-guided learning: Click on “Interactive Presentation” to take each Module. The Modules are self-paced, and include links to many resources and references.

Free CME/CEU credit is available for taking each learning module. Once you complete the interactive course, you must complete an evaluation and be logged in to receive credit. More information about CME/CEU credit.

For downloading slides and resources: Just click on the download buttons.

Don’t forget to check out our On-Demand Webinars which cover a range of topics and include free CME/CEU credit.

Email us if you have any questions or comments! Please also let us know if you are using the slides for teaching. We really appreciate hearing about those who are using our Modules.

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Achieving Health Equity for LGBT People

This module provides an overview of LGBT health disparities, demographics, and terminology, as well as key strategies for bringing high quality care to LGBT people at health centers and other health care organizations. Strategies for collection of sexual orientation and gender identity data in clinical settings will be addressed. Participants will also learn about creating LGBT-inclusive environments of care and about the intersections of LGBT health, population health and team-based care..

This module will:

  1. Describe health disparities in lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) populations
  2. Explain LGBT definitions and concepts
  3. Describe ways to overcome barriers to providing better care to LGBT people

This activity has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 1.0 Prescribed credits by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Participants should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.

You will need to log in or register to access the complete Learning Module content.

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Improving Health Care for Transgender People

This module will guide learners through the basics of transgender health care in four parts. Part 1 begins by defining transgender-related terminology, demographics, and health disparities. Part 2 focuses on providing affirmative health care to transgender patients. Part 3 discusses gender affirmation treatment, including hormonal and surgical care, and part 4 describes ways to create a more inclusive and welcoming environment for all patients.

This module will:

  1. Define terms related to transgender identity and health
  2. Identify strategies for effective primary care with transgender patients
  3. Explain the basic approaches to transgender medical and surgical treatment
  4. Describe ways to create a welcoming environment for transgender patients

This activity has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 1.0 Prescribed credits by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Participants should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.

You will need to log in or register to access the complete Learning Module content.

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Caring for LGBTQ Youth in Clinical Settings

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) youth (12-24 years) must navigate the typical challenges of adolescence while also managing the social stigma associated with their emerging sexual and gender minority identities. As a result, many LGBT youth are at higher risk for certain behavioral and emotional issues, homelessness, as well as bullying and other forms of victimization. This module discusses the unique health and developmental challenges of LGBT youth, and describes ways to address these issues in the clinical setting. Through sensitive, confidential communication with LGBT youth, clinicians can become a vital source of support for this vulnerable population.

This module will:

  1. Identify the unique developmental challenges and health disparities of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ) youth (12-24 years)
  2. Describe barriers to accessing healthcare by LGBTQ youth
  3. Describe ways to talk to LGBTQ youth about their sexual and gender identity
  4. Explain strategies for interviewing, supporting, and educating LGBTQ youth on social, health, and behavioral concerns
  5. Provide access to additional resources for improving the health and well-being of young LGBTQ patients

This activity has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 1.0 Prescribed credits by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Participants should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.

You will need to log in or register to access the complete Learning Module content.

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LGBT Older Adults

Caring for LGBT Older Adults

This module aims to bring recognition to the presence of LGBT elders (age 65+), a group which is often overlooked. The module illustrates the unique medical, psychological, and social service needs of LGBT older adults, and gives recommendations for how clinicians can adequately address the needs of this group.

This module will:

  1. Explain how social and historical factors have affected the health of older LGBT adults.
  2. Describe the medical and behavioral health care needs and concerns specific to LGBT older adults.
  3. Identify the enabling services, outreach, and community support needs of LGBT older adults.
  4. List ways to offer services that are affirming, welcoming, and appropriate.

This activity has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 1.0 Prescribed credits by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Participants should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.

You will need to log in or register to access the complete Learning Module content.

Interactive PresentationDownload SlideshowEvaluation Survey







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