Opioid use disorder has reached an alarming rate in the United States. As a population disproportionately affected by substance use disorders (SUDs), the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) community has not been spared from the opioid epidemic. This … read more
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SAMHSA developed this resource guide to assist health professionals in helping LGBTQ people understand health insurance options under ACA, especially for mental health and substance use services. It also includes a brief overview of behavioral health needs, enrollment barriers, and … read more
The California LGBTQ Health & Human Services Network focuses on promoting policies and systems changes to achieve health equity for LGBTQ Californians.This resource provides a list of LGBTQ-led and/or organizations that have special programs serving LGBTQ community members at the … read more
This chapter reviews research challenges associated with the study of LGBT populations, the research methods and data sources used in studying these populations, and best-practice principles for conducting research on the health of LGBT people. The final section presents a … read more
Cultural Competency for Understanding and Addressing the Prevention Needs of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer/Questioning (LGBTQ) PopulationsSource: SAMHSA's Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies (CAPT)
This webinar discusses definitions of the LGBTQ population, including health determinants, health disparities, and risk and protective factors. Strategies for outreach, engagement, and prevention are discussed that may be considered for local, state, national, and federal agencies.
Emergency Department Query for Patient-Centered Approaches to Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity: The EQUALITY StudySource: JAMA Internal Medicine
The Emergency Department Query for Patient-Centered Approaches to Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (EQUALITY) conducted a study that demonstrated that most Americans are willing to disclose sexual orientation in the ED setting. Routine collection of data on sexual orientation is … read more
Language is powerful and influences many of our interactions. As a health care provider, becoming familiar with terms used by LGBT communities can help provide patients with the highest quality care. This glossary does not have every term used by … read more
In the United States today, there remains a persistent lack of routine data collection on sexual orientation and gender identity, including the disparities that affect the LGBTQ—leaving the challenges facing LGBT communities largely unmapped. Collecting more and better data about … read more
The Institute of Medicine and the Joint Commission recommend collecting data on sexual orientation and gender identity in health care settings, especially in electronic health records/electronic medical records. These data are essential for providing high-quality, patient-centered care to LGBT individuals … read more
This guide provides information on mental health for older LGBT adults, including considerations around caregiving, legal affairs, rejection and discrimination, and getting the support you need as you move into older adulthood.
The Movement Advancement Project released a summary of research on LGBTQ+ people living with disabilities. This resource describes the unique challenges faced by the estimated 3 million to 5 million LGBTQ+ Americans living with disabilities. It outlines recommendations for advancing … read more
Hair can be a powerful tool for gender expression that affirms our gender identity. Gender Spectrum presents a video series, “Navigating Barbershops and Salons,” providing basic tools to help people navigate barbershops.
These videos demonstrate common questions and issues that arise for frontline and clinical staff when asking patients about their sexual orientation and gender identity. These videos are intended to provide a valuable training tool for health care staff looking for … read more
Out2Enroll is a national initiative to connect LGBT people and their families, friends, and allies with the new health insurance coverage options available under the Affordable Care Act. Website resources include enrollment support; information for assisters; and FAQs on topics … read more
Access to behavioral health services is critical for LGBTQ individuals in the United States. The publication provides guidance for health care advocates and providers to stand up for LGBTQ people in need of access to quality behavior health care.
This brief offers health centers an introduction to providing trauma-informed care for HIV-positive men who have sex with men (MSM). The overall aims are to help health center staff understand the disproportionate prevalence of trauma and stress-related disorders among HIV-positive … read more
Ready, Set, Go! Guidelines and Tips for Collecting Patient Data on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SO/GI)Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). National LGBT Health Education Center
LGBTQ people experience significant health disparities and require preventive services and treatment interventions tailored to their unique needs. Yet health care providers often do not know the sexual orientation or gender identity (SO/GI) of their patients, leading to missed screenings, … read more
The Supreme Court has accepted three cases that ask whether federal anti-discrimination laws should apply to sexual orientation and gender identity in the workplace, putting the court on track to consider high-profile LGBTQ issues after its next term begins this … read more
This report marks the first time a U.S. Surgeon General has dedicated a report to substance misuse and related disorders. The report addresses alcohol, illicit drugs and prescription drug misuse with chapters dedicated to neurobiology, prevention, treatment, recovery, health systems … read more
This guide from Strong Families, a Forward Together initiative, is written to help LGBTQ individuals and families make informed decisions when choosing healthcare plans.