Education for Health Care Professionals

 
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SOMETHING HERE ABOUT HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS

 

These are links to learning modules created by the National LGBT Health Education Center, a program of The Fenway Institute. Other educational links from other amazing resources will be listed below.

 
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Achieving Health Equity for LGBT People

Achieving Health Equity for LGBT People

This module provides 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. Strategies for collection of sexual orientation and gender identity data in clinical settings will be addressed. Participants will also learn about creating LGBT-inclusive environments of care and about the intersections of LGBT health, population health and team-based care.

National LGBT Health Education Center, A Program of the Fenway Institute

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Affirming LGBT People through Effective Communication

Affirming LGBT People through Effective Communication

In this module, you will learn ways to provide affirming and inclusive health care for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender, or LGBT, patients through basic communication principles.

National LGBT Health Education Center, A Program of the Fenway Institute

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Pre-exposure Prophylaxis for HIV Prevention: Clinical Cases

Pre-exposure Prophylaxis for HIV Prevention: Clinical Cases

This module provides a deeper dive into pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV prevention through clinical cases. The module contains three cases, each describing a different scenario where PrEP may be an option for the patient. The module also includes video interactions between providers and patients to help model conversations around PrEP.

National LGBT Health Education Center, A Program of the Fenway Institute

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Improving Health Care for Transgender People

Improving Health Care for Transgender People

This module will guide learners through the basics of transgender health care in four parts. Part 1 begins by defining transgender-related terminology, demographics, and health disparities. Part 2 focuses on providing affirmative health care to transgender patients. Part 3 discusses gender affirmation treatment, including hormonal and surgical care, and part 4 describes ways to create a more inclusive and welcoming environment for all patients.

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Caring for LGBTQ Youth in Clinical Settings

Caring for LGBTQ Youth in Clinical Settings

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) 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. This module 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.

National LGBT Health Education Center, A Program of the Fenway Institute

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Caring for LGBT Older Adults

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.

National LGBT Health Education Center, A Program of the Fenway Institute

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Getting to Zero: Reducing HIV Incidence through Screening, Treatment, and Prevention

Getting to Zero: Reducing HIV Incidence through Screening, Treatment, and Prevention

This module provides an overview of HIV incidence and prevalence in the United States, highlights groups most at risk for contracting HIV, describes the current state of HIV and STI screening, and explains biomedical and other interventions effective to curb the transmission of HIV. Using a case study, participants will be guided through effective screening and prevention methods, as well as communication strategies for talking to patients about their care.

National LGBT Health Education Center, A Program of the Fenway Institute