Learning Resources — LGBTQIA+ Older Adults

Promoting the Behavioral Health of LGBTQ Older Adults

In collaboration with the National Center for Equitable Care for Elders, The Fenway Institute has created clinical best practices for supporting the behavioral health of LGBTQ older adults. This brief discusses current research on aging LGBTQ people, their needs, and the role of health centers in providing medical and behavioral support to this population.

LGBT Aging: Change, Challenge and Resilience

In this webinar, Lisa Krinsky, MSW, LICSW, Director, LGBT Aging Project, Alex Keuroghlian, MPH, MD, Director, National LGBT Health Education Center and Christine Riedy, Chair, Oral Health Policy and Epidemiology, Harvard School of Dental Medicine discuss unique challenges faced by LGBT identified older adults with regards to medical care, end-of-life care, social support, mental health, and more. In this webinar they discuss the specific issues that impact the health and well-being of LGBT older adults, and advise providers on how best to support this population.

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HIV and STI Prevention among LGBTQ People

Kevin Ard, MD, MPH, discusses increasing rates of sexually-transmitted infections in the United States, and how these infections disproportionately burden LGBTQ people. In addition, transgender women and gay and bisexual men continue to face high burdens of HIV infection. This clinically-focused webinar will highlight state-of-the-art approaches to HIV and STI prevention for LGBTQ people, ranging from well-established interventions such as pre-exposure prophylaxis and vaccinations to novel strategies, including antibiotic post-exposure prophylaxis for STIs.

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Suicide Risk and Prevention for LGBTQ Patients

This publication offers a brief summary of what is known about suicidal behavior and risk among LGBTQ people, followed by information and resources for health centers to help both young and old LGBTQ people get support and tap into internal and community resilience.

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LGBT Health Disparities & Hypertension Control Opportunities with the American Heart Association

LGBT Health Disparities & Hypertension Control Opportunities with the American Heart Association This webinar will educate providers about LGBT health disparities and introduce providers to the American Heart Association's hypertension control efforts and Target Blood Pressure program. Target BP is a national collaboration between the American Heart Association and the American Medical Association to reduce the number of Americans who have heart attacks and strokes by urging medical practices, health service organizations and patients to prioritize blood pressure control.

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Addressing Opioid Use Disorders among LGBT People through Trauma-informed Care and Behavioral Health Integration

Dr. Keuroghlian will describe the epidemiology of opioid use disorders in the LGBT population, while identifying LGBT subpopulations at increased risk. He will then discuss best practices in addressing opioid use disorders among LGBT people.

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LGBT Aging 101: What You Need To Know About Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Older Adults and Caregivers

Mainstream service providers have limited knowledge of the psychosocial, cultural and economic issues facing lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender older adults and caregivers. This presentation introduces participants to the unique issues facing this often invisible and underserved population and provides models for programmatic initiatives as well as practice skills for enhancing professional capacity to effectively serve LGBT older adults and caregivers.

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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.

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The Fenway Guide to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health, 2nd Edition

American College of Physicians (ACP), 2015. Editors: Harvey Makadon, MD, Jennifer Potter, MD, Kenneth Mayer, MD and Hilary Goldhammer, MS of the Fenway Institute, Fenway Health

This new 2nd edition of The Fenway Guide to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health reflects clinical and social changes since the publication of the first edition.

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