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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.  CME/CEU credit is also offered for on-demand webinars. Detailed information about CME/CEU credits can be found here. To receive CME/CEU 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
  • Speaker: 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)
  • Speakers: 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
  • Speaker: 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
  • Speaker: 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
  • Speaker: 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

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
  • Speaker: 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.

 


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

  • Faculty: Jennifer Potter, MD, Sarah Peitzmeier, MPH, Sari Reisner, ScD, MA, Ida Bernstein, BA, The Fenway Institute, Fenway Health
  • Sponsor: the National LGBT Health Education Center
  • 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
  • Speakers: 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
  • Speaker: Kevin Kapila, MD, Fenway Health, Boston, MA
  • First 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.

LGBT Youth

 

Caring for LGBT Youth in Clinical Settings

  • Sponsor: National LGBT Health Education Center
  • Speaker: 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.
  • First 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
  • Speaker: 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
  • First 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
  • Speakers: Stewart L Adelson, MD and Walter Bockting, PhD, LGBT Health Initiative, Columbia University, New York, NY
  • First 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.

LGBT Older Adults

 

LGBT Aging: Addressing Disparities and Health Care Needs

  • Sponsors: National LGBT Health Education Center and SAGE (Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders)
  • Speaker: 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
  • First 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)
  • Speakers: 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
  • First 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)
  • Speakers: 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
  • First 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

 

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

  • Sponsor: the National LGBT Health Education Center
  • Speaker: Jeffrey S. Crowley, Distinguished Scholar/Program Director, National HIV/AIDS Initiative, O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law, Georgetown Law
  • First 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.

 


 

 

HIV Epidemiology, LGBT Health Disparities: Implications for Clinical Practice

  • Sponsor: New England AIDS Education Training Center and the National LGBT Health Education Center
  • Speaker: Harvey J. Makadon, MD
  • First presented on April 23, 2013
  • Archived

This session provides an overview of recent and emerging trends in HIV infection and prevalence rates among LGBT populations in New England and nationally. Recent data underscores that the overwhelming majority of new HIV infections are among men who have sex with men and additionally indicates that transgender women are at especially high risk. These trends are discussed in the context of providing high-quality, effective care to LGBT populations, and will include key information on LGBT demographics, terminology, and effective strategies for creating LGBT-inclusive environments. The session also explores the intersections of LGBT health, population health and primary care in patient centered medical homes and other settings.

 


 

 

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

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.


Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis to Prevent HIV Transmission

  • Speakers: Ken Mayer, MD and Doug Krakower, MD
  • Sponsors: The New England AIDS Education and Training Center and the National LGBT Health Education Center
  • 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.

 


 

 

Recent Breakthroughs in HIV Prevention for Transgender People and Men who Have Sex with Men

  • Speaker: Kevin Ard, MD, MPH
  • First presented on May 7, 2013
  • Archived

Health care providers now have an expanding number of effective HIV prevention tools at their fingertips, including behavioral and biomedical interventions. This session provides step by step guidance on how clinicians can be most effective at preventing new HIV infections in high-risk MSM and transgender patients. Included is a discussion of evidence-based High Impact HIV Prevention Programs as recommended by the CDC, and how best to optimize implementation of HIV prevention programs in patient centered medical homes (PCMH) and other primary care settings.

 


 

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

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
  • Speakers: 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 New Era of Highly Effective HIV Prevention: The Role of Primary Care (Two-Part Webinar Series)

 

Part 1: Implementing HIV Prevention in Patient Centered Medical Homes and Primary Care

  • Sponsor: National LGBT Health Education Center
  • Speakers: Kevin Ard, MD, MPH and Harvey J. Makadon, MD
  • First presented on October 30, 2012
  • Archived

Primary care providers now have an expanding number of effective HIV prevention tools at their fingertips, including behavioral and biomedical interventions. This webinar gives step by step guidance on how clinicians can be most effective at preventing new HIV infections in their patients. Included is a discussion of evidence-based High Impact HIV Prevention Programs as recommended by the CDC as well as how to optimize implementation of HIV prevention programs in patient centered medical homes and other primary care programs.

Part 2: Antiretrovirals for HIV Prevention: PEP and PrEP in Clinical Practice

  • Sponsor: National LGBT Health Education Center
  • Speaker: Ken Mayer, MD
  • First presented on November 6, 2012
  • Archived

Ken Mayer, MD, one of the world’s foremost experts in HIV/AIDS research and practice lead participants in a presentation and discussion of the latest HIV prevention innovations that can be used in primary care settings. These advances include Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) as well as the newly FDA-approved Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP). PrEP is the daily use of antiretroviral medication to help prevent HIV in uninfected high-risk people, while PEP is the short-term use of antiretroviral medication after a high-risk exposure.

 


 

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

  • Sponsor: The Massachusetts Medical Society
  • Speakers: Harvey Makadon, MD, Katherine Hsu, MD, MPH, FAAP, and Kevin Ard, MD
  • First 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.

 


 

NACHC 2012 Community Health Institute (CHI): Board Members: Why Is it Important to Learn About Hepatitis, HIV, and LGBT Health?

  • Sponsor: National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC)
  • Speakers: Leandro A. Mena, MD, MPH; W. Paul Curtis (Moderator); Harvey Makadon, MD, Hilary Goldhammer, MS
  • First presented on September 10, 2012
  • Archived

This webinar, originally presented at the 2012 NACHC Community Health Insitute, describes why and how health centers can better care for LGBT populations in their communities and why doing so is essential to being effective patient centered medical homes. Presenters describe the role of sexual history taking in improving the quality of care, and review the role of board members in implementing national efforts around HIV, hepatitis, and LGBT health.

Lesbian and Bisexual Women

 

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

  • Sponsor: National LGBT Health Education Center
  • Speakers: Jennifer Potter, MD
  • First 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.

 

Gay and Bisexual Men

 

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

  • Sponsor: National LGBT Health Education Center
  • Speaker: 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.
  • First 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.

 

Other Issues in Primary Care

 

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

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
  • Speakers: Cara Presley-Kimball, LICSW, Coordinator, Violence Recovery Program, Fenway Health; and Jessica Newman, LMHC, psychotherapist, Violence Recovery Program, Fenway Health.
  • First 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

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

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


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