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
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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
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
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
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
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.