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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This brochure discusses caring for your mental health as an LGBTQ+ young adult, including information on sexual orientation, gender identity, and coming out; healthy relationships; common mental health challenges and their symptoms; when to reach out for support; and your … 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.
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
Fenway Health’s National LGBT Health Education Center developed this glossary for health care teams to use when working with LGBTQ patients. The glossary is updated periodically to reflect language changes over time.
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
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
The first LGBTQ TA Center issue brief addresses the health disparities that impact the mental health of LGBTQ older adults. Seniors who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or questioning can be the least likely to access health and social … read more
In this research article, the relationship between prior military service, identity stigma, and mental health among transgender older adults is identified. By identifying the role of military service in the mental health of transgender older adults, this study provides insights … 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
Sexual Orientation and Estimates of Adult Substance Use and Mental Health: Results from the 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and HealthSource: Substance Abuse Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA)
This October 2016 SAMHSA analysis provides the first set of findings from NSDUH on substance use and mental health issues for adults by sexual identity. The analysis found that LGB adults were more likely to have substance use and mental … read more
This study examined associations between stress and mental health among HIV-negative and –positive midlife and older gay men. Findings included that sexual minority stress and aging-related stress were appeared detrimental to mental health. A sense of mastery partially mediated these … read more
Successful Aging Among LGBT Older Adults: Physical and Mental Health-Related Quality of Life by Age GroupSource: The Gerontologist
This study is the first to examine physical and mental health-related quality of life, as an indicator of successful aging, among LGBT older adults. Utilizing a Resilience Framework, the authors found that quality of life is negatively associated with discrimination … 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 2012 SAMHSA resource kit from the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP) aims to raise awareness among prevention specialists and health care providers of the needs, experiences, and health status of LGBTQ Americans. Among other topics, it includes a … read more