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On-Demand Webinars

All webinars sponsored by the National LGBT Health Education Center are available on-demand for viewing.  Access a recording of the webinar, download a copy of the presenter’s slides, and fill out an evaluation all from your home or office, at any time. The webinars offer free CME/CEU credit and fulfill the ongoing training requirement of the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Healthcare Equality Index (HEI). Detailed information about CME/CEU credits can be found here. To receive CME/CEU credit or HEI ongoing training credit, you will need to register and create a password.

Webinars will be available on-demand within 48 hours of the live webinar.

Introduction to LGBT Health

 

Meeting the Health Care Needs of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People: The End to LGBT Invisibility

  • Sponsor: National LGBT Health Education Center
  • Faculty: Harvey J Makadon, MD, Director, the National LGBT Health Education Center
  • Originally presented on November 7, 2013
  • Archived

This is a new updated version of our introductory webinar on LGBT health, which was first recorded in October, 2012. In this webinar, Dr. Harvey Makadon of the National LGBT Health Education Center will provide 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. Participants will also learn about creating LGBT-inclusive environments of care and about the intersections of LGBT health, population health and primary care.


 

Creating an Inclusive Environment for LGBT Patients and Staff at Your Health Center

  • Sponsor: National LGBT Health Education Center
  • Faculty: Heidi Holland, M.Ed., Program Manager, the National LGBT Health Education Center
  • Originally presented on March 26, 2014
  • Archived

LGBT people, like all population groups, want to receive health care in environments in which they feel welcome, included, respected, and understood. In this webinar, the National LGBT Health Education Center’s Heidi Holland, M.Ed., describes strategies and model policies for creating LGBT-inclusive health care spaces.  These recommendations are designed to support health centers and other health care organizations in the outreach/recruitment, support, and retention of both LGBT patients and employees.


 

Calidad de cuidado para lesbianas, gays, bisexuales, transgéneros y transexuales: Eliminando la invisibilidad y las disparidades en salud

  • Sponsors: National LGBT Health Education Center and La Asociación de Salud Primaria de Puerto Rico, Inc. (ASPPR)
  • Faculty: Carlos Rodríguez Díaz, MPHE, PhD and Carmen M. Vélez Vega, PhD., MSW. School of Public Health, University of Puerto Rico, Medical Sciences Campus/ Escuela de Salud Pública – Universidad de Puerto Rico
  • Originally presented on April 4, 2013
  • Archived

La Asociación de Salud Primaria de Puerto Rico, Inc. (ASPPR) is pleased to sponsor a free webinar on the health of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people in Puerto Rico. Developing culturally responsive care for LGBT people has become an urgent issue in our communities. In this program, Carlos Rodríguez Díaz, MPHE, PhD and Carmen M. Vélez Vega, PhD., MSW of the Escuela de Salud Pública – Universidad de Puerto Rico, will discuss the unique health needs of LGBT people and will recommend ways to address those needs in community health centers. Participants will also learn terminology associated with LGBT people, as well as ways to create a welcoming health care environment.

La Asociación de Salud Primaria de Puerto Rico, Inc. (ASPPR) se complace en patrocinar un seminario gratuito por internet sobre la salud de las personas lesbianas, gays, bisexuales, y transgéneros (LGBT) en Puerto Rico. El desarrollo de la atención culturalmente sensible para las personas LGBT se ha convertido en un tema urgente en nuestras comunidades. En este programa, Carlos Rodríguez Díaz, MPHE, PhD y Carmen M. Vélez Vega, PhD, MSW de la Escuela de Salud Pública – Universidad de Puerto Rico, tratarán las necesidades de salud únicas de las personas LGBT y recomendarán formas de abordar tales necesidades en los centros comunitarios de salud. Los participantes también aprenderán terminología asociada con las personas LGBT, al igual que formas para crear un ambiente acogedor de atención de la salud. Al final del seminario por internet habrá tiempo para preguntas y respuestas. Se dispone de créditos de CEU/CME gratuitos de la Academia Americana de Médicos de Familia (ver a continuación para obtener más información). Esperamos que se una a nosotros en esta importante oportunidad de aprendizaje.

This webinar was presented in Spanish! Este webinar se presentarán en Español!


 

Optimizing LGBT Health Under the Affordable Care Act

  • Sponsor: National LGBT Health Education Center
  • Faculty: Kellan Baker, MPH, MA
  • Originally presented on August 28, 2013
  • Archived

As provisions of the Affordable Care Act begin to take effect, health centers will be in a strategic position to improve access to health care for LGBT Americans. In this webinar, Kellan Baker, MPH, MA, Associate Director of the LGBT Research and Communications Project of the Center for American Progress, will explain how reforms under the new system will impact multiple aspects of health care for LGBT people, including data collection, prevention and wellness, Medicaid and other health insurance coverage. He will also address strategies that health centers and other organizations can use to enroll LGBT people into health centers.


 

Transgender Health

 

Meeting the Health Care Needs of Transgender People

  • Sponsor: National LGBT Health Education Center
  • Faculty: Sari Reisner, MA, The Fenway Institute, Fenway Health
  • Originally presented on December 11, 2012
  • Archived

This program discussed clinical issues and health disparities facing the transgender community, and suggested how they can be improved through educational and organizational change. Sample topics include developing a better understanding of transgender identities and lives; creating a welcoming and gender-affirming environment for transgender patients and staff; and learning ways to use and document patient names and pronouns in clinical records.


 

Providing Cross-Gender Hormone Therapy for Transgender Patients

  • Sponsor: National LGBT Health Education Center
  • Faculty: Gal Mayer, MD
  • Originally presented on April 30, 2013
  • Archived

This intermediate level webinar is for health care providers interested in delivering effective, culturally responsive cross-gender hormone therapy for transgender patients. The webinar is led by Dr. Gal Mayer, who as medical director of Callen-Lorde Community Health Center — New York City’s LGBT Health Center — oversaw the care of over 1600 transgender patients. Dr. Mayer walks participants through the current protocols for treating patients with cross-gender hormone therapy, including a discussion of assessment, effects, benefits, risks, and administration. Throughout, Dr. Mayer explains how to offer these treatments in a way that shows the greatest sensitivity and respect towards transgender patients.

Please note, this webinar lasts 75 minutes.


 

Understanding and Assessing the Sexual Health of Transgender Patients

  • Sponsors: The New England AIDS Education and Training Center and the National LGBT Health Education Center
  • Faculty: Tim Cavanaugh, MD
  • Originally presented on Tuesday, June 10, 2014
  • Archived

In this webinar, Dr. Tim Cavanaugh, Medical Director of Fenway Health’s Transgender Health Program, will lead a discussion on how clinicians can provide effective sexual health care, including HIV prevention, for transgender and gender nonconforming people. The webinar will include videos of leaders in the transgender community who describe their perceptions of what high quality care means to them and ways in which providers can offer sexual health care and HIV prevention that is based on trust and understanding.

 

 


 

Transgender Medical Care: Advanced Case Discussion

  • Sponsor: National LGBT Health Education Center
  • Faculty: Timothy Cavanaugh, MD, Medical Director, Transgender Health Program, Fenway Health, Boston, MA
  • Originally presented on December 10, 2013
  • Archived

Dr. Tim Cavanaugh, Medical Director of Fenway Health’s Transgender Health Program, leads a case-based discussion on several of the medical risks, benefits, and complications encountered when providing hormones and/or surgical interventions to transgender patients. This advanced webinar is geared towards providers of transgender medical care and therefore assumes that participants will have, at minimum, a baseline understanding of transgender medical terms and care guidelines.


 

Mental Health Care and Assessment of Transgender Adults

  • Sponsor: The National LGBT Health Education Center
  • Faculty: Dan Karasic, MD, Health Sciences Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, University of California San Francisco
  • Originally presented on February 17, 2015
  • Archived

Research suggests that the number of transgender people seeking gender affirming surgical procedures is increasing, and this is accelerating in the US with the lifting of insurance exclusions. Behavioral health providers are seeing more transgender patients seeking referrals to surgeons, and are seeking guidance on the standard practice with each patient. Dr. Dan Karasic of the University of California San Francisco will lead this webinar, describing the role of the behavioral health care provider during a person’s transition and how to assess and advise patients. Dr. Karasic will detail the WPATH Standards of Care and describe how to apply these standards in practice using case-based examples and anecdotes from his work at UCSF Alliance Health Project and the Transgender Life Care Program and Dimensions Clinic of Castro Mission Health Clinic in San Francisco.


If You Have It, Check It: Overcoming Barriers to Cervical Cancer Screening with Patients on the Female-to-Male Transgender Spectrum

  • Sponsor: the National LGBT Health Education Center
  • Faculty: Jennifer Potter, MD, Sarah Peitzmeier, MPH, Sari Reisner, ScD, MA, Ida Bernstein, BA, The Fenway Institute, Fenway Health
  • Originally presented on July 16, 2014
  • Archived

The majority of FTM transgender individuals retain a cervix and can therefore develop cervical cancer. Because of this, national guidelines recommend that transgender men with a cervix follow the same screening protocol as non-transgender women. However, a recent research study found that Fenway Health patients who identify on the female-to-male (FTM) transgender spectrum have over 10 times higher odds of having an inadequate Papanicolaou (Pap) test compared to female patients. In this webinar, experts in the fields of medicine and research will share primary and secondary cervical cancer prevention strategies and will identify strategies that providers can use to address barriers to optimal screening and prevention in FTM patients.


 

Providing Care and Support for Transgender Rural Latino/as and Migrant Farmworkers

  • Sponsor: Farmworker Justice and the National LGBT Health Education Center
  • Faculty: Jennifer Hastings, MD, Planned Parenthood Mar Monte; and Anna Rick, Community Worker, California Rural Legal Assistance
  • Originally Presented on October 22, 2013
  • Archived

This webinar represents a unique opportunity to learn about the health and support needs of transgender Latino/a migrant farmworkers and other rural Latino/a transgender persons. Dr. Jennifer Hastings of Planned Parenthood Mar Monte and Anna Rick of California Rural Legal Assistance, who both have extensive first-hand experience in caring for and assisting these populations, lead participants in understanding aspects of the life and health care experiences of their transgender patients and clients. Webinar participants will also learn methods for asking appropriate, sensitive questions about gender identity concerns, and strategies for providing sensitive, inclusive care based on cultural humility. Dr. Hastings and Ms. Rick will also explain their model of inter-agency collaboration that works to help clients find legal and community supports to enhance their health and well-being. This webinar is a collaboration of Farmworker Justice and the National LGBT Health Education Center, both National Cooperative Agreements with the Health Resources and Services Administration of the Bureau of Primary Health Care.


 

Behavioral Health Care

 

Behavioral Health Care for Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual People

  • Sponsor: The National LGBT Health Education Center
  • Faculty: Kevin Kapila, MD, Fenway Health, Boston, MA
  • Originally presented on January 29, 2014
  • Archived

Dr. Kevin Kapila of Fenway Health as leads participants in an introductory webinar on understanding and approaching the behavioral health care of lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) people. In many ways, LGB people have similar behavioral health care needs to the general population. However, for some LGB people, living as a stigmatized minority can cause undue stress, leading to mood disorders, suicidal ideation, and unhealthy coping behaviors, such as substance abuse or unsafe sex. In this webinar, Dr. Kapila uses case studies to discuss the most prominent behavioral health care disparities found in LGB populations, explain how they can manifest in different LGB subgroups, and discuss recommended assessment and treatment modalities.


 

SBIRT with LGBT Patients: Identifying and Addressing Unhealthy Substance Use in Primary Care Settings

  • Sponsor: The National LGBT Health Education Center
  • Faculty: Lee Ellenberg, LICSW, Training Manager, MASBIRT Training & Technical Assistance, MA SBIRT TTA, Boston Medical Center and Boston University
  • Originally presented on February 4, 2015
  • Archived
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people are at a higher risk of substance abuse than their heterosexual counterparts. It is important for primary care providers to be aware of this disparity, and have strategies to refer LGBT people to treatment at their disposal. Lee Ellenberg of the Massachusetts SBIRT Training and Technical Assistance Program will describe Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) in this webinar. Mr. Ellenberg will guide participants on when to use SBIRT and the efficacy of the intervention.

Mental Health Care and Assessment of Transgender Adults

  • Sponsor: The National LGBT Health Education Center
  • Faculty: Dan Karasic, MD, Health Sciences Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, University of California San Francisco
  • Originally presented on February 17, 2015
  • Archived

Research suggests that the number of transgender people seeking gender affirming surgical procedures is increasing, and this is accelerating in the US with the lifting of insurance exclusions. Behavioral health providers are seeing more transgender patients seeking referrals to surgeons, and are seeking guidance on the standard practice with each patient. Dr. Dan Karasic of the University of California San Francisco will lead this webinar, describing the role of the behavioral health care provider during a person’s transition and how to assess and advise patients. Dr. Karasic will detail the WPATH Standards of Care and describe how to apply these standards in practice using case-based examples and anecdotes from his work at UCSF Alliance Health Project and the Transgender Life Care Program and Dimensions Clinic of Castro Mission Health Clinic in San Francisco.


 

LGBT Youth

Caring for LGBT Youth in Clinical Settings

  • Sponsor: National LGBT Health Education Center
  • Faculty: Robert Garofalo MD, MPH, Director, Center for Gender, Sexuality, and HIV Prevention; Director, Adolescent/Young Adult HIV Program; Attending physician, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. Associate professor in Pediatrics-Academic, General Pediatrics, and Primary Care and Preventive Medicine, Northwestern University Fienberg School of Medicine
  • Originally presented on February 27, 2013
  • Archived

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) 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. In this webinar, Dr. Rob Garofalo – a nationally-recognized expert on LGBT health and adolescent identity development — 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.


 

Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Mental Health in Children and Adolescents

  • Sponsor: National LGBT Health Education Center
  • Faculty: Stewart Adelson, MD, Assistant Clinical Professor at Columbia University’s College of Physicians & Surgeons Dept. of Psychiatry in the Divisions of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and Gender, Sexuality & Health
  • Originally presented on October 9, 2013
  • Archived

In this webinar, Dr. Stewart Adelson of Columbia University, will offer a foundation for understanding and addressing the mental health challenges and needs of LGBT children and adolescents. Participants will learn about how gender non-conformity, gender discordance/dysphoria, and sexual orientation are distinct yet related concepts, and how stigma, risk, resilience, and protective factors interact with these to influence youth development, health and mental health. Clinical options for addressing gender dysphoria in children and adolescents will also be discussed. The webinar will conclude with nine mental health practice principles for fostering the healthy psychosocial development of LGBT youth.


 

Caring for Gender Dysphoric Children and Adolescents

  • Sponsor: National LGBT Health Education Center
  • Faculty: Stewart L Adelson, MD and Walter Bockting, PhD, LGBT Health Initiative, Columbia University, New York, NY
  • Originally presented on October 28, 2014
  • Archived

A growing number of clinicians are facing the challenge of caring for pediatric patients with fluid gender identities and with dysphoria about discordance between their gender identity and birth sex. In this webinar, Dr. Stewart Adelson and Dr. Walter Bockting, both of Columbia University Medical Center’s new LGBT Health Initiative, focus on how clinicians can support children and adolescents with gender dysphoria. They review specific health and mental health needs in gender dysphoric children and adolescents, and will provide viewers with effective and innovative ways to support their gender dysphoric patients. Additional resources will be provided.


 

Supporting Homeless LGBTQ Youth through Better Access to Care

  • Sponsors: National Health Care for the Homeless Council and National LGBT Health Education Center
  • Faculty: Jama Shelton, PhD, LMSW, Director, Forty-to-None Project, True Colors, NYC
  • First presented on October 8, 2014
  • Archived

As many as 40% of homeless youth identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender , or queer (LGBTQ), the majority of whom have experienced family rejection and abuse because of their sexual orientation or gender identity. The stigma and discrimination experienced by many LGBTQ youth amplifies the struggles and health risks associated with homelessness. In this webinar, Jama Shelton, LMSW, PhD, Director of the Forty to None Project of the True Colors Fund in New York City, will raise awareness of the challenges experienced by LGBTQ youth, and will discuss ways that health care providers and youth service providers can help facilitate access to culturally responsive care and resources. Dr. Shelton will also talk about ways in which providers can help prevent homelessness by working affirmatively with community partners, including the families of LGBTQ youth.


Optimizing Linkage, Engagement, and Retention in HIV Care for Adolescents and Young Adults of Color

  • Sponsors: National LGBT Health Education Center and National Center for Innovation in HIV Care
  • Faculty: Lawrence Vinson, Youth Linkage to Care Project Manager, The SMILE Program, The Fenway Institute, Molly McHenry, NP, Sidney Borum Jr Health Center, Liz Salomon, EdM, Project Director, Connect to Protect (C2P) Boston, The Fenway Institute
  • Originally presented April 14, 2015
  • Archived

This webinar will provide an in-depth look at Boston’s SMILE in Caring for Youth program, an NIH-funded program that works with young people (ages 12-24) living with HIV, their providers, and their families/caregivers to facilitate practical and meaningful linkage to, engagement in, and maintenance of care. Recognizing the disproportionate impact that HIV has on youth of color, SMILE also works with the Connect to Protect (C2P) Boston coalition to address barriers through community mobilization and structural change. Project Manager of SMILE, Lawrence Vinson ,and a Nurse Practitioner at the Sidney Borum Jr. Health Center, Molly McHenry, will present their experiences engaging Boston youth into HIV care, and will describe how racial justice focused structural change initiatives can help this optimize this work. They will also describe how their program builds partnerships with clinicians and case managers at health centers and other community based organizations to help youth navigate the HIV Continuum of Care.

LGBT Older Adults

 

LGBT Aging: Addressing Disparities and Health Care Needs

  • Sponsors: National LGBT Health Education Center and SAGE (Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders)
  • Faculty: Mark Simone-Skidmore, MD, Associate Program Director-Primary Care, Mt Auburn Internal Medicine Residency Program, Instructor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Division of Geriatric Medicine, Mount Auburn Hospital
  • Originally presented on January 22, 2013
  • Archived

Having coped with a lifetime of discrimination and stigma, LGBT older adults face unique barriers to accessing sensitive and effective health care and services. This webinar, led by geriatrician and educator Mark Simone-Skidmore, MD, familiarized participants with the major clinical and psychosocial issues facing LGBT older adults, and offered recommended ways that health centers and other health care agencies can provide culturally sensitive care in an inclusive environment to aging LGBT patients. This webinar was the first in a three-part series on LGBT aging co-sponsored by the National LGBT Health Education Center and SAGE.


LGBT Aging: Social Supports, Outreach, and Policy

  • Sponsors: National LGBT Health Education Center and SAGE (Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders)
  • Faculty: Manuel A. Eskildsen, MD, MPH, CMD, AGSF, Medical Director of Long-Term Care, Wesley Woods Center of Emory University; Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine and Geriatrics, Emory University School of Medicine; and Hilary Meyer, JD, Director, National Resource Center on LGBT Aging, Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE), New York, NY
  • Originally presented on February 6, 2013
  • Archived

LGBT older adults have unique psychosocial needs, including differing social support networks, family structures, risk for isolation, and resiliency. This webinar, led by Hilary Meyer, and Dr. Manuel Eskildsen, summarized relevant research on these issues, and familiarized health care providers and administrators with the services and programs available to address these needs. The speakers also explained how current policies affect the lives and health outcomes of LGBT older adults. This webinar was the second in a three-part series on LGBT aging co-sponsored by the National LGBT Health Education Center and SAGE.


 

LGBT Aging: HIV Prevention and Primary Care for LGBT Older Adults

  • Sponsors: National LGBT Health Education Center and SAGE (Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders)
  • Faculty: Jonathan S. Appelbaum, MD, Associate Professor and Education Director, Internal Medicine, Florida State University College of Medicine, Tallahassee, FL; and Harvey Makadon, MD, Director, National LGBT Health Education Center, The Fenway Institute, Fenway Health
  • Originally presented on March 27, 2013
  • Archived

By the year 2015, the CDC projects that 50% of those living with HIV will be over 50 years old. Given this growing population, it is essential that primary care providers are trained in how to manage the care of HIV-infected older adults. In this webinar, Dr. Jonathan Appelbaum, a geriatrician, HIV specialist, and medical educator guides participants through cases that illustrate the major treatment and screening issues related to HIV/AIDS care in older LGBT adults. Also on this program, Dr. Harvey Makadon discusses the most current epidemiology on HIV/AIDS in the U.S., as well as prevention with older LGBT adults. This webinar is the third in a three-part series on LGBT aging co-sponsored by the National LGBT Health Education Center and SAGE USA.


 

HIV and STI Treatment and Prevention

Understanding the 2015 STD Treatment Guidelines for LGBT People

  • Sponsors: The New England AIDS Education and Training Center and the National LGBT Health Education Center
  • Faculty: Nick Van Wagoner, MD, PhD, FACP, Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Assistant Dean for Students in the University of Alabama School of Medicine, Director of the Sexual Health Clinic, UAB Birmingham
  • Originally presented on June 18, 2015.
  • Archived

The CDC has released the 2015 STD Treatment Guidelines, including revised recommendations for men who have sex with men (MSM), transgender people, and women who have sex with women (WSW). In this webinar, Nick Van Wagoner, MD, PhD, will update health care providers and other participants on STD risk and prevalence among LGBT subgroups, and share current recommendations for appropriate screening, treatment, and follow-up. He will also be discussing opportunities for enhanced STD control among LGBT people.

 


 

The Affordable Care Act and HIV:  Maximizing Opportunities for Coverage and Care

  • Sponsor: National LGBT Health Education Center
  • Faculty: Jeffrey S. Crowley, Distinguished Scholar/Program Director, National HIV/AIDS Initiative, O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law, Georgetown Law
  • Originally presented on February 6, 2014
  • Archived

Jeffrey S. Crowley, Program Director of the National HIV/AIDS Initiative at Georgetown Law, and former director of the White House Office of National AIDS Policy, leads a discussion on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and its implications for the care and coverage of people living with HIV/AIDS.  With the ACA, there is great potential for people with HIV to access a more stable and affordable system of care, and for people at high risk for HIV to gain more access to testing and prevention methods.  Mr. Crowley explains the key provisions in the ACA related to HIV care and treatment, and discusses how Ryan White and Medicaid coverage are affected.  Given the highly disproportionate rates of HIV in gay/bisexual men’s and transgender women’s communities, these changes brought about by the ACA stand to make a positive and significant impact on LGBT health outcomes for the future.


 

 

Taking a History of Sexual Health: Opening the Door to Effective HIV and STI Prevention

  • Sponsors: The New England AIDS Education and Training Center and the National LGBT Health Education Center
  • Faculty: Harvey Makadon, MD
  • Originally presented on April 17, 2014
  • Archived

Gathering routine sexual health histories of patients in primary care is an essential feature of effective HIV and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) prevention.  Nonetheless, this aspect of care is often disregarded due to lack of time and/or discomfort with asking intimate questions.  In this webinar,  Dr. Harvey Makadon Director of Education at The Fenway Institute, Fenway Health, and Clinical Professor of Medicine at Harvard University, will focus on how gathering information on sexual health can open the door to talking about HIV and STI prevention and lead to opportunities for effective linkage to care, care and prevention programs, and ongoing engagement in health care.


 

Current Progress in PrEP and other HIV Prevention Technologies

  • Sponsors: The New England AIDS Education and Training Center and National LGBT Health Education Center
  • Faculty: Ken Mayer, MD, Co-Chair and Medical Research Director, The Fenway Institute, Fenway Health, Director of HIV Prevention Research, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
  • Originally presented on January 29, 2015
  • Archived
Dr. Kenneth H. Mayer, a world-renowned expert in HIV research and care, discusses the current state of implementation of new HIV prevention technologies, with a primary focus on pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). Dr. Mayer also touches on current progress being made in research on other technologies, such as vaccines and new delivery methods for PrEP.

PrEP for HIV Prevention: Real World Clinical Case Studies

  • Sponsors: The New England AIDS Education and Training Center and National LGBT Health Education Center
  • Faculty: Kevin Ard, MD, MPH, Division of Infectious Diseases, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Harvard Medical School
  • Originally presented on April 30, 2015
  • Archived

Pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, is a pill taken once daily to prevent HIV infection in uninfected people. When taken consistently, PrEP has been shown to reduce the risk of HIV infection in people who are at high risk by up to 92%. Last year, the US Public Health Service released the first comprehensive clinical practice guidelines for PrEP based on evidence from clinical trials. But how does the prescription and management of PrEP translate into real-world clinical practice? In this webinar, Kevin Ard, MD, MPH, will present case studies that illustrate clinical challenges in caring for patients eligible for PrEP, and will discuss controversies regarding PrEP management.


 

Implementing PrEP for HIV Prevention: State-wide Initiatives and Provider Experiences

  • Originally presented on Thursday, June 4, 2015.
  • Faculty: Barry Callis, Massachusetts Department of Health; Marianne Buchelli, Connecticut Department of Health; Sarah Calabrese, PhD, Yale School of Medicine; David St George, PA, Fenway Health
  • Sponsors: The New England AIDS Education and Training Center and the National LGBT Health Education Center
  • Archived

Several state health departments across the country are making focused efforts to promote and support the wider use of pre-exposure prophylaxis for HIV prevention (PrEP) for high risk individuals who seek care in health centers, AIDS Service Organizations, and other health care and community-based organizations. In this webinar, you will learn about current PrEP initiatives by the Massachusetts and Connecticut Departments of Health, including how they are supporting health care providers in adopting PrEP into clinical practice and are facilitating access and coverage for patients. You will also hear from a provider about his experiences prescribing PrEP at a community health center, and from a researcher who will share initial findings from a national study on providers’ first-hand experiences with PrEP initiation and clinical management. The panelists for this webinar includes: Barry Callis, Director of AIDS Prevention and Education, Massachusetts Department of Health; Marianne Buchelli, Health Program Associate, Connecticut Department of Health; Sarah Calabrese, PhD, Yale School of Medicine; and David St George, PA, Fenway Health.

 


 

Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis to Prevent HIV Transmission

  • Sponsors: The New England AIDS Education and Training Center and National LGBT Health Education Center
  • Faculty: Ken Mayer, MD and Doug Krakower, MD
  • Originally presented on May 9, 2014
  • Archived

Although the HIV prevention medication known as PrEP, or pre-exposure prophylaxis, has been approved by the FDA for use in MSM for almost two years, many providers do not feel prepared or comfortable prescribing PrEP to their patients. In this webinar, Dr. Ken Mayer, Medical Director of The Fenway Institute, Fenway Heath, will update participants on what is currently known about PrEP implementation in real world settings, and what the barriers and facilitators are to expanding PrEP use. Dr. Krakower will then provide cases demonstrating potential strategies related to caring for patients on PrEP.


 

Screening and Testing for Sexually Transmitted Infections in Gay, Bisexual and Other Men Who Have Sex with Men  

  • Sponsors: The New England AIDS Education and Training Center and the National LGBT Health Education Center
  • Faculty: Jeanne Marrazzo, MD, MPH
  • Originally presented on April 30, 2014.
  • Archive

Gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (MSM) experience disparities in HIV and other STIs, and need screening specific to their risk level and sexual practices. In this webinar, Jeanne Marrazzo, MD, MPH, Professor at the University of Washington and Medical Director of the Seattle HIV/STD Prevention and Training Center, will review the CDC’s STI screening guidelines for MSM, providing additional insight into the recommended testing and diagnostic procedures for these STIs. Dr. Marrazzo will also describe research on the barriers to effective STI screening with MSM in primary care settings and make suggestions for overcoming these barriers.


Rural Latino LGBT HIV Prevention: Community Building and Access to Care

  • Sponsor: Farmworker Justice and National LGBT Health Education Center
  • Faculty: Scott Rhodes, PhD, Division of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest University, Anna Leah Rick, Community Worker, California Rural Legal Assistance
  • Originally presented on January 14, 2014
  • Archived

Farmworker Justice and the National LGBT Health Education Center are jointly presenting a new webinar on rural Latino LGBT health, with a focus on interventions that promote HIV prevention in LGBT communities.  Scott Rhodes, PhD, MPH, of Wake Forest School of Medicine, will discuss a promising new community-based participatory research project that aims to prevent new HIV and STI infections through building and supporting positive social networks and increasing community capacity among Latino gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (MSM), and transgender people.  Next, Anna Rick of California Legal Rural Assistance will describe access to care issues for rural Latino MSM in California, and will discuss ways in which her organization works with parents of Latino LGBTQ youth (a population at higher risk for HIV) to engage them in supporting behaviors.  Free CME/CEU credit will be offered.


 

A Roadmap to Bring an End to HIV and STDs in Massachusetts: What All Healthcare Providers Need to Know

  • Sponsor: The Massachusetts Medical Society
  • Faculty: Harvey Makadon, MD, Katherine Hsu, MD, MPH, FAAP, and Kevin Ard, MD
  • Originally presented on June 7, 2013
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For too long the number of new HIV cases in Massachusetts has been stable, yet STDs have increased. National recommendations for primary care include routine STI/HIV screening, vaccination, and treatment (including use of Expedited Partner Therapy to decrease chlamydia reinfection) of youth and young adults and other at-risk populations.

This online CME activity is comprised of three modules and is based on a live webinar that was held on June 7, 2013. Sponsored by the MMS and its Committee on LGBT Matters in Collaboration with the MA Department of Public Health, this course will bring you up-to-date on current screening guidelines and help you gain confidence with sexual history-taking and initiating discussion.


 

Lesbian and Bisexual Women

 

Lesbian and Bisexual Women’s Health: Prevention, Wellness, and Empowerment

  • Sponsor: National LGBT Health Education Center
  • Faculty: Jennifer Potter, MD
  • Originally presented on July 17, 2013
  • Archived

This program focuses on providing patient-centered preventive care to meet the unique health needs of lesbian and bisexual women. Featuring Women’ Health specialist Jennifer Potter, MD, of Fenway Health and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, the webinar updates participants on the known health disparities and risk factors among lesbian and bisexual women, describes effective communication strategies in the clinical setting, and offers strategies to promote positive behavioral change in this population.


 

Breast Cancer Risk and Prevention in Lesbian and Bisexual Women

  • Sponsor: National LGBT Health Education Center and Fenway Health Women’s Health Team
  • Faculty: Jennifer Potter, MD, Fenway Health and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA
  • Originally presented on November 19, 2014.
  • Archived

Recommendations for breast cancer screening are not standardized across organizations, causing confusion for patients and providers. In this webinar, Dr. Jennifer Potter, the Women’s Health Program Director at Fenway Health and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston will explain how varying screening guidelines can be interpreted, with a particular focus on screening for lesbian and bisexual women (a population group that may have more risk factors, yet lower screening rates). In addition, she will describe the feasibility and acceptability of routine breast cancer risk assessment in an urban, LGBT health center, and identify preventive strategies to reduce breast cancer risk among high-risk women.


 

Gay and Bisexual Men

 

Anal Dysplasia and Cancer in At-Risk Groups: What Providers Need to Know

  • Sponsor: National LGBT Health Education Center
  • Faculty: Lori Panther, MD, MPH, Clinical Director of the Infectious Diseases Dysplasia Clinic, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center; Medical Provider at Fenway Health, and Associate Medical Director for Clinical Research, The Fenway Institute, Fenway Health.
  • Originially presented on April 9, 2013
  • Archived

Anal cancer is on the rise in the United States. Men who have sex with men (MSM) and HIV-infected people have a higher risk of developing anal cancer compared to the general male population. Although the majority of anal cancers are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV)–the same virus that causes cervical cancer–there is no official guidance that promotes routine screening for anal cancer. What can health center providers do to prevent anal cancer in their patients? In this webinar, Dr. Lori Panther reviews the basic epidemiology of HPV, and discusses the signs, symptoms, potential screening mechanisms, and prevention methods for anal cancer that providers can offer their patients.


 

Issues in Substance Use and Abuse

 

Reducing Tobacco Use in LGBT Communities: How Can We Do Better?

  • Sponsor: Arkansas Department of Health, CVS Caremark, and the National LGBT Health Education Center
  • Faculty: Phoenix Matthews, PhD, Associate Professor and Clinical Psychologist, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Originally presented on Tuesday May 5, 2015
  • Archived

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people smoke at roughly twice the rate of non-LGBT people, putting them at elevated risk for smoking-related health disparities. In this webinar, Phoenix Matthews, PhD, Associate Professor and Clinical Psychologist at the University of Illinois at Chicago, will educate participants about smoking disparities among LGBT people, including a discussion of what motivates LGBT people to smoke, what clinicians can do to help LGBT people quit, and what the state of the science says about smoking cessation interventions for LGBT people. Dr. Matthews is nationally and internationally known for health disparities research with underserved populations primarily focused on culturally targeted cancer risk reduction interventions. Currently Dr. Matthews is the Principal Investigator of an NIH-funded study to conduct a randomized clinical trial of a smoking cessation intervention for adult smokers.

 

Other Issues in Primary Care

 

Understanding Bisexuality: Challenging Stigma, Reducing Disparities, and Caring for Patients

  • Sponsor: National LGBT Health Education Center
  • Faculty: Robyn Ochs, EdM
  • Originally presented on September 10, 2014
  • Archived

Bisexual people face a number of health-care related disparities, including lower access to health insurance, higher rates of certain types of cancer, and higher prevalence of intimate partner violence. This webinar, featuring Robyn Ochs, Ed.M, a national speaker and teacher, and the editor of the 42-country anthology, Getting Bi: Voices of Bisexuals Around the World and the Bi Women Quarterly, will explore what it means to be bisexual, and will help providers best prepare to meet the needs of their bisexual patients. She will highlight disparities faced by bisexual people, and challenge negative messages and stigma that surround the bisexual community.


 

Same-Sex Domestic Violence: Considerations, Suggestions, and Resources

  • Sponsor: National LGBT Health Education Center
  • Faculty: Cara Presley-Kimball, LICSW, Coordinator, Violence Recovery Program, Fenway Health; and Jessica Newman, LMHC, psychotherapist, Violence Recovery Program, Fenway Health.
  • Originally presented on May 22, 2013
  • Archived

According to a recent national survey, LGBT people experience domestic violence at least as commonly as heterosexual women, contradicting common misperceptions that men cannot be victims of abuse, and women cannot perpetrate abuse. This webinar, led by Jessica Newman and Cara Presley-Kimball of Fenway Health’s Violence Recovery Program, explains the unique features of same-sex domestic violence as well as the benefits of screening LGBT patients. Participants will also learn to identify barriers that LGBT victims and survivors of domestic violence face when accessing health care, legal protection, and safe shelters. There is also a brief overview of the Violence Recovery Program at Fenway Health, a unique model program that is integrated into the behavioral health department of a community health center.


 

LGBT Families: Improving Access to Better Health Care

  • Sponsors: The Family Equality Council and the National LGBT Health Education Center
  • Faculty: Michael Porcello, Esq, Legislative Counsel for the Family Equality Council
  • Originally presented on April 9, 2014.
  • Archived

Increasing numbers of LGBT people are forming unions and building families in an ever-changing legal landscape. In order to increase access to quality care for LGBT couples and families, health care providers may need to familiarize themselves with the current local and federal policies that affect LGBT health care. In this webinar, Michael Porcello, Legislative Counsel for the Family Equality Council, will focus on health care access issues for LGBT couples and families, including implications from the Affordable Care Act, and will offer suggestions for improving health care access for LGBT families. This webinar is the first of a two-part series on LGBT families being offered by the Family Equality Council and the National LGBT Health Education Center.


 

Pathways to LGBT Parenthood: Assisted Reproduction and Adoption

  • Sponsors: The Family Equality Council and the National LGBT Health Education Center
  • Faculty: Kim Bergman, PhD, Growing Generations and Family Equality Council, and Ethan Brackett, MD, Fenway Health
  • Originally presented on June 12, 2014
  • Archived

In the U.S., about three million parents are LGBT people, and many more desire to become parents. In this webinar, Kim Bergman, PhD and Ethan Brackett, MD will discuss ways in which health care providers can assist same-sex couples and other LGBT patients in their pursuit of becoming parents. The speakers will touch on the often complex clinical and mental health aspects related to the process of adoption, fostering, surrogacy, and donor insemination. This webinar is the second in a two-part series with the Family Equality Council. To watch the first webinar “on demand,” click here.


 

Reaching LGBTQ Communities and Engaging them in Health Care

  • Sponsor: National LGBT Health Education Center
  • Faculty: Benjamin Perkins, MDiv, Associate Director for Community Engagement at The Fenway Institute, Fenway Health
  • Originally presented on November 12, 2014
  • Archived

With the Affordable Care Act expanding coverage to thousands of Americans, health centers are working to reach and understand the needs of population groups who are not fully engaged in the health care system, including LGBTQ populations. Benjamin Perkins, MDiv, Associate Director for Community Engagement at The Fenway Institute, Fenway Health, will explain best practices in community engagement that will help you learn more about the needs of LGBTQ people in your community, including developing community advisory groups, running focus groups, and producing materials to “get the word out” about community events. In addition, the webinar will address how to structure building these partnerships to create lasting relationships within the community.that surround the bisexual community.


 

LGBT Health Care with Asian American Populations

  • Sponsors: Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations (AAPCHO) and The National LGBT Health Education Center
  • Faculty: Kerry Kay, MD, Asian Health Services, Oakland, CA, Kevin Shi, PA-C, Fenway Health, and Kevin Ard, MD, National LGBT Health Education Center and Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
  • Originally presented on February 9, 2015
  • Archived

Health center patients often come in for care with many identities that can impact health, wellness, and access to health care. This webinar will explore the varied health care needs of Asian Americans who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT), from both a clinical and programmatic perspective. The panel will feature Dr. Kevin Ard of the National LGBT Health Education Center, who will provide an overview of LGBT definitions and concepts, followed by Dr. Kerry Kay, who will describe lessons learned from his work at Asian Health Services to increase organizational LGBT cultural competence; finally, Kevin Shi, PA-C, of Fenway Health, will describe his clinical experiences working with Asian American LGBT communities.


 

Topics for Health Centers

 

Collecting Data on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in the Electronic Health Record: Why and How

  • Sponsor: National LGBT Health Education Center
  • Faculty: Harvey Makadon, MD, Director, the National LGBT Health Education Center and Chris Grasso, MPH, Associate Director for Informatics & Data Services, Fenway Health
  • Originally presented on December 15, 2014
  • Archived

The Institute of Medicine has recommended routinely collecting sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) data from patients to help end lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender invisibility in health care as well to measure quality and progress in eliminating disparities. In addition, a growing number of federal agencies are using or testing SOGI questions in surveys; for example, HRSA is including gender identity questions in the upcoming 2014 Health Center Patient Survey.   In this webinar, Dr. Harvey Makadon of the National LGBT Health Education Center focuses on the rationale for collecting SOGI data, including health care inequalities faced by LGBT people, as well as the practical steps to implementing data collection within the electronic health record (EHR). Chris Grasso, MPH, the Associate Director for Informatics & Data Services at Fenway Health describes ways to collect SOGI information and incorporate it into the EHR.

 


 

How Patient-Centered Medical Homes Can Improve Health Care for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Patients and Families

  • Originally presented on April 8, 2015
  • Faculty: Ignatius Bau, Health Care Policy Consultant
  • Archived

Patient-Centered Medical Homes (PCMH) create health care environments that encourage quality and equity in health care. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) individuals and communities face numerous health care disparities, and can benefit from the PCMH model. Ignatius Bau, a nationally recognized consultant working to advance patient-centeredness and equity in health care, will describe the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) standards that are relevant for LGBT patients and families, and discuss how the PCMH model can benefit LGBT patients and families. Mr. Bau will describe best practices, and connect specific PCMH standards with LGBT health issues. Community health centers and other health care providers implementing PCMH can use the standards to guide their own improvements in health care for their LGBT patients and families.


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